Bicyclist Hit, Killed by Blue Line Train

Bicyclist Hit, Killed by Blue Line Train Photo: KSTP/Tim Zelenak

April 11, 2018 11:07 AM

One man is dead after authorities say he crossed light rail tracks in south Minneapolis against a train's right-of-way and was hit Tuesday evening.

Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said officials were alerted about the incident at East 42nd Street and Hiawatha Avenue at 6:45 p.m.  

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The crossing arms were down and bells were audible when the man, an adult male believed to be from Minneapolis, entered the tracks and was hit by a northbound Blue Line train, Padilla said.  

RELATED: Woman Struck, Killed by Light Rail Train in St. Paul

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Blue line service was shut down for more than an hour.

"People's lives are worth more than a few minutes," Padilla said. "If those arms are down and the bell is going off, we want people to understand that means there's a train coming."


 

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