Monday Accidents and Lessons Learned: Fatal Rail Accident in Croyden, London
In November, a tram car approaching the Sandilands junction fell on its side going around a curve. Although the investigation is still ongoing, the initial finding is that the tram was traveling at approximately 70km/h when going around the curve, which is 50km/h faster than permitted. This increased speed caused the train car to fall on its side and slide an additional 25 metres. As a result, there were 7 fatal injuries and 51 hospitalized passengers.
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