MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Blue Line light rail train struck a woman Thursday as she was walking through a designated crossing area.
The woman was taken to a hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. She was conscious and alert when she left the scene.READ MORE: Brother Fatally Shoots Sister Inside Chanhassen Home
Rail service was disrupted for about 25 minutes after the incident, which occurred just before 9 a.m. Thursday at the Franklin Avenue Station.READ MORE: Missing Person: Douglas Paul Schroeder
During the disruption, buses were sent to transport passengers between the Downtown East and 38th Street stations.
The operator was placed on administrative leave, pending drug and alcohol tests. This is standard procedure for Metro Transit.MORE NEWS: Mayor Frey Speaks With North Minneapolis Community Members Saying They're Fed Up With Recent Surge Of Gun Violence
Metro Transit continues to investigate the incident.