2 people hit by Blue Line trains hours apart Monday


Two people were hit by Blue Line light rail trains Monday, according to reports, but neither incident appears to be fatal.

The first incident happened just after 9:30 a.m. when a man was struck by a northbound train at the 46th Street station, the Star Tribune says, noting he was "conscious" before first responders arrived at the scene.

It happened near the same station where a cyclist was hit and killed by a Blue Line train on Friday. Jason McCormick, 29, of Minneapolis, had also been injured at the same station a few months before, reports note.

Service on the Blue Line was briefly disrupted due to an "accident," Metro Transit tweeted. Trains were operating again and working to get back on schedule by about 10 a.m.

A second person was hit by a Blue Line train a few hours later Monday. WCCO says it happened at the nearby 50th Street station.

Details about the incident are limited, but the person didn't appear to have suffered life-threatening injuries, the Star Tribune notes.

These were the third and fourth light rail collisions with a pedestrian or bicyclist in the past week. On Thursday, a woman was fatally hit by a Green Line train in Minneapolis. That incident marked the third pedestrian fatality on the Green Line since it opened in June 2014.

And on Dec. 4, a person was struck and critically injured by a Green Line train at Snelling and University avenues, MPR News reports.

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