Tram crash – US: 15 injured during Universal Studios tour


15 people were slightly injured in a tram accident at Universal Studios in Hollywood. The local fire brigade announced this on Sunday evening on X (formerly Twitter).

The incident took place on Saturday evening (local time) during a studio tour at the Californian amusement park, popular among tourists. The injured were taken to hospital for checks, the spokesperson said.

Problem with the tram brakes
The accident involved a four-car streetcar, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported, citing investigators. The incident happened when the car was driving down a hill. There was a problem with the brakes. The investigation was initially still ongoing.

Theme park celebrates 60th anniversary
The studio tour is considered one of the theme park’s main attractions and will celebrate its 60th anniversary next week, the newspaper continued. She takes her participants behind the scenes of Universal films from recent decades, such as ‘Jaws’.

“We are working to support our guests and understand the circumstances leading to the accident,” said a statement issued by the theme park, according to US media. Images from the accident scene show ambulances and police cars.

Source: Krone


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