Two more tram smashes in Brussels

15th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

15 February 2005, BRUSSELS – Two more Brussels trams were involved in accidents on Tuesday morning.

15 February 2005

BRUSSELS – Two more Brussels trams were involved in accidents on Tuesday morning.

At 7.15 am, tram 94 was involved in a collision with a woman pedestrian on Chaussee de la Hulpe in Boitsfort, near the station. The woman was taken to hospital with an injured foot. 

The tram was stopped for about 15 minutes before it was allowed to continue its route.

A second accident happened just 30 minutes afterwards at the junction of Boulevard Lambermont and Rue Navez in Schaerbeek. A tram and a car were involved in a collision. No one was injured and traffic was restored to normal by 8am.

The two accidents come after a series of others on the network. In November, a pensioner was killed as she tried to cross tram tracks in Montgomery. In that case, an inquiry was opened by the public prosecutor’s office.

The previous month, 51 people were injured when a tram crashed into the back of another at Woluwe, within two weeks of 18 people being injured in a similar incident in the same commune.

Some unionists have claimed that the STIB management must act to address the issue of public safety.

[Copyright Expatica 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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