15 Taken To Hospital After Tram Crash At Universal Studios Hollywood – Update

Fifteen people have been taken to hospital with injuries following a tram crash at Universal Studios Hollywood Saturday evening.

UPDATE, 2:30 PM SUNDAY: Deputies responded to the lower parking lot of Universal Studios Hollywood regarding a tour tram collision. The collision caused several passengers to fall out of the vehicle.

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LA County Fire treated people on-scene and several were transported via ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

California Highway Patrol responded to the location to take a collision report. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and there is no further information at this time.

The BBC reports that Los Angeles County Fire department sent units to the theme park at 2100 local time, and that patients were being treated for minor injuries. The authority reported on the incident on its social media account.

The BBC quotes the LA Times’ report that a four-car tram crashed, with police reporting that the last car hit a rail as it travelled down one of the hills within the compound, after an unspecified issue with the vehicle’s braking system.

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

Key attractions at the park include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a studio tour ride. The BBC has contacted 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.

Chief among the attractions is the return of original red and white candy-striped Glamor Trams. While Universal now runs all-electric vehicles, guests will have the opportunity to get a look at some of the classic cars and take a photo in front of an original, fully restored 1964 vintage Glamor Tram.

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