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Croydon tram deaths were accidental, inquest jury finds

Victims’ families will be seeking new inquest judicial review

Mark Moran
22 July 2021
The derailed tram (RAIB)

 

The Croydon tram crash, in which seven died was an accident, an inquest jury has found.

On the morning of 9 November 2016, over 50 people were injured when the tram tipped over and came off the tracks in south London. Eight people suffered life-changing injuries.

The tram was travelling more than three times faster than a speed limit. The inquest heard that the vehicle went into a very tight corner, just before the Sandilands tram stop, at 73km/h (45mph). The speed limit was 20km/h (12mph).

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