Light-rail train hits car near Star Tribune building
A light-rail train hit a car in downtown Minneapolis Sunday morning. The car's passengers were not injured.
By Chao Xiong, Star Tribune
Last update: September 20, 2009 - 12:26 PM
A light-rail train hit a car in downtown Minneapolis Sunday morning, but the car's driver and passenger were not injured.
The car's driver, Nate Becker of Sioux Falls, said he was coming down Fifth Street on the right side of the tracks and tried to make a left turn into the Armory . He did not realize there were train tracks and said he was unfamilair with the area.
Becker and a friend in the car were not injured. One train passenger was taken away to be checked for injuries.
The train hit the left, rear side of the car and the car was towed away.
Train passenger Neal George and his wife, Shirlayne, from Utah, said they did not feel like they had hit anything. "It just felt like he stopped fast."