Conductor injured after being pinned between two streetcars at Lake Harriet

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A volunteer conductor on the Como-Harriet Streetcar line in Minneapolis has been injured after being pinned between two trolleys Friday night.

The Star Tribune reports a man in his 70s, who has not been named, was helping attach two trains near the Lake Harriet Band Shell at around 7 p.m. when one moved forward, trapping him between them.

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board spokeswoman Dawn Sommers told the newspaper the driver is in a critical but stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. The trolley was closed after the incident but will reopen Saturday.

The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, operated by the nonprofit Minnesota Streetcar Museum, runs between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet with the trolleys more than 100-years-old, according to the museum's website.

Editors note: A previous version of this story stated one of the historic streetcars was involved in another incident Friday, based on a report from WCCO. That report was incorrect.

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