Tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood leaves 15 injured

Tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood leaves 15 injured

A tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood left 15 injured.

Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the theme park shortly after 9 p.m. local time on Saturday.

Fifteen people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The accident occurred when the last car of one of the trams collided with a metal guardrail, causing it to “tip and eject several passengers,” according to the report. California » said the highway patrol.

The Highway Patrol said some of the injuries were “moderate” but did not say how many.

The trams are used to take park visitors behind the scenes to the sets where some of Universal’s biggest films and television shows were filmed.

Sheriff’s Lt. Maria Abal suggested the four-car streetcar may have encountered a problem with its brakes.

Alcohol and drugs were not considered a factor, said the Highway Patrol, which is leading the investigation.

A Universal Studios spokesperson told The Associated Press there were “several minor injuries” but did not provide details of the accident.

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The tram route, called the World-Famous Studio Tour, features sets from films such as the 1975 classic Jaws and Jordan Peele’s recent hit Nope.

The accident came as Universal Studios Hollywood prepared to mark the 60th anniversary of the tour, with celebrations set to begin on Friday.


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