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15 Taken to hospital after tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood

Vaseline 4 weeks ago

Fifteen people were taken to hospital with injuries after a tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday evening.

The BBC reports that the Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatched units to the theme park at 9 p.m. local time and patients were treated for minor injuries. The authority posted about the incident on its social media account.

The BBC quotes the LA timesreports that a four-car tram crashed, with police reporting that the last car struck a rail as it descended one of the hills within the complex, following an unspecified problem with the vehicle’s braking system.

It adds that California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident at the theme park, which was added to the Universal Studios lot in 1964.

Major attractions in the park include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a studio tour. The BBC has approached Universal Studios for comment.

This incident comes three weeks after it was announced that Universal is shaking things up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its iconic Hollywood Studio Tour.

The main attraction is the return of the original red and white Glamor striped Glamor trams. While Universal now operates all-electric vehicles, guests will have the opportunity to view some classic cars and take a photo in front of an original, fully restored vintage 1964 Glamor Tram.