Theme Park Tram Crashes, Injuring 15

A problem with the brakes is suspected
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2024 10:05 AM CDT
Tram Crash Injures 15 a Universal Studios
Universal Studios Hollywood at its limited reopening in April 2021.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

A tram taking passengers on a tour of Universal Studios Hollywood crashed on Saturday night, injuring more than a dozen people. Authorities said the last of the tram's four cars hit a rail while moving down a parking structure's incline, the Los Angeles Times reports. "There was some type of issue with the brakes," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Maria Abal said. "We don't exactly know what yet." The county's Fire Department posted on X that 15 people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

Abal said that the tram can carry more than 100 passengers but that it's not clear how many people were on board. The World-Famous Studio Tour, as it's billed, is the park's main attraction, per People. Visitors are taken through sets for films including Psycho and Back to the Future. Other attractions and rides also are tied to major Universal movies. (More Universal Studios stories.)

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