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Fifteen injured in tram accident at Universal Studios in Hollywood, near Los Angeles

Vaseline 2 months ago

More than a dozen people suffered minor injuries when a tram used for tours crashed into the railing of Universal Studios Hollywood, near Los Angeles, authorities and the company said.

Los Angeles County Fire Department units responded to the theme park in Universal City, about 10 miles northwest of downtown LA, shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, the agency said in a social media post.

The California Highway Patrol said that as the streetcar was making a turn, the last car collided with a metal guardrail “causing it to overturn and eject several passengers.”

They added that some of the injuries were moderate, but did not provide a number.

Sheriff’s Lt. Maria Abal said the four-car streetcar used for movie studio tours may have experienced a brake problem.

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

Called the World-Famous Studio Tour, the tram circuit offers a behind-the-scenes look at Universal films, including Jaws and Jordan Peele’s Nope.

The theme park will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the tour starting Friday.