Monday, September 27, 2010

Serious Tram Accident In Dublin

Thursday July 29 2010

A LUAS tram driver charged over a collision with a double decker bus was yesterday hit with two new charges.
The driver had already been charged in June at Dublin District Court with the dangerous driving of a Luas tram in a manner including speed, which was dangerous to the public and caused serious bodily harm to a woman named Suzanne Cribbon, on September 16, 2009.

He was also charged under the Railway Safety Act with performing a "safety critical task" in a way which was dangerous to the public, or posed an unreasonable risk of harm to them.

Yesterday he was also charged with two additional counts of dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to two passengers on the bus.


21 people were rushed to hospital today after a double-decker bus and tram crashed in one of Dublin’s busiest city centre streets. The accident happened at the corner of Abbey Street and O’Connell Street just before 3pm involving the number 16 bus to Santry and the Luas from Tallaght.

The tram de-railed on impact and ploughed into the side of the bus, pinning passengers against broken glass and twisted seats.

It is believed that the majority of passengers suffered minor injuries.

Early last year a pedestrian was killed after being hit by the Luas – the first person to be killed in an accident involving the light-rail system since it began operating in 2004.

More accidents occur on the red line Tallaght route than on the Green Sandyford line because of the number of signal

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