tram derailment leaves 16 injured, including one seriously

tram derailment leaves 16 injured, including one seriously
tram derailment leaves 16 injured, including one seriously

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A Nantes tram was hit by a car on the morning of May 22, 2024. The accident caused 15 victims.
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A spectacular traffic accident derailed a train during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. A car passing a red light is believed to be the cause of the collision.

Le Figaro Nantes

The Nantes tram lines were severely disrupted this Wednesday morning, following the derailment of a train during a serious traffic accident. Occurring during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, around midnight, the accident was caused by a car having run a light under the nose of a line 1 tram, which was unable to slow down in time.

The injured motorist

The shock, of great violence, left 16 injured, including at least one seriously, transported urgently to the Nantes University Hospital, reports the Departmental Fire and Rescue Operational Center. The driver of the car and his two passengers were among those lightly injured. The tram driver was able to escape the derailment without any consequences, indicates to the Figaro, a staff representative from Semitan, the metropolitan public transport operator.

On Wednesday morning, agents and a crane were at work around the partially crushed face of the train, boulevard Doulon, in the center-east of the agglomeration, at the level of the SNCF Nantes-Châteaubriant track. The spectacular accident sparked several reactions of concern among local elected officials. Relay buses have been put in place to ensure the continuity of disrupted lines.

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