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Fifteen people rushed to hospital after tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood after ‘brake problems’

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  • Fifteen people were injured in a tram accident at Universal Studios
  • A park spokesperson said people suffered “minor injuries.”
  • The tram is said to have had braking problems

Fifteen people were injured in a streetcar crash at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles on Saturday evening, authorities and the company said.

Los Angeles County Fire Department units were dispatched to the theme park on Lankershim Boulevard shortly after 9 p.m., the department said in a social media post.

The victims who were taken to area hospitals had minor injuries, the department said.

A spokesperson for Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed that “several minor injuries” were caused by a tram accident at the theme park.

They said: ‘There was a tram incident at the theme park this evening that resulted in multiple minor injuries, confirmed by the LA County Fire Department.

“We are doing our best to support our guests and understand the circumstances leading to the accident.”

FILE – Universal Studios Hollywood officially reopens to the public at 25% capacity with COVID-19 protocols in Los Angeles, April 16, 2021

It is understood the tram was part of the Studio Tour ride and crashed into a railing due to braking problems. It is not yet known whether other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The California Highway Patrol will lead the investigation, fire officials said.

It is currently unknown whether operations in the rest of the park have been affected by the crash.

The Studio Tour is one of the most popular attractions at Universal Studios, as vacationers can spend up to an hour touring the park and various film sets for films like Jaws and Fast & Furious.

The crash occurred just a week before Universal Studios celebrated the 60th anniversary of the ride, which was dubbed the “World-Famous Studio Tour” upon its debut in 1964.