Tram Collision at Universal Studios Hollywood Injured 15

A tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday night resulted in 15 riders sustaining minor injuries. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the theme park shortly after 9 p.m. PT.

Tram Collision at Universal Studios Hollywood Injured 15

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The crash occurred as the tram’s last car collided with a metal guardrail while making a left turn. This caused the tram to tilt, ejecting multiple passengers.

The California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the collision. According to reports, alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in the crash.

A spokesperson for Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed the incident and stated that the park is working to support affected guests and understand the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Fifteen passengers were transported to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department provided assistance and medical treatment.

Universal Studios Hollywood resumed Studio Tour operations with a modified route following the incident.

Safety protocols are being reinforced and the park is cooperating with public agencies including the California Highway Patrol.

The tram involved in the crash is part of the World-Famous Studio Tour, which offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at iconic film and television locations. Attractions such as King Kong 360 3-D and the “Jaws” shark attack are featured on the tour.

Universal Studios Hollywood established in 1915 as a movie studio added a theme park in 1964. Attractions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and various studio tour experiences.

The cause of the tram collision is still under investigation by authorities. Mechanical failure has been suggested as a possible cause, pending further inquiry.

Safety remains a top priority for Universal Studios Hollywood especially as it prepares to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its studio tour attraction. The park is committed to maintaining operational and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of its guests.

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As investigations continue Universal Studios Hollywood is monitoring the situation and providing updates as necessary. The park remains open to guests with enhanced safety measures in place.

A total of 15 people sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

The incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. PT as the tram driver was making a turn to head north on Avenue M on the studio lot.

Both the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provided details on the crash. According to the driver, a mechanical failure caused the collision with the rail resulting in passengers falling out of the tram.

It remains unclear whether operations at the theme park will be affected but the California Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the incident.

Universal Studios Hollywood located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County is a renowned movie studio and theme park. It began as a movie studio in 1915 and expanded to include a theme park in 1964.

The theme park features various attractions including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a studio tour ride.

The Studio Tour, one of the park’s most popular attractions takes riders on a one-hour journey through Hollywood history showcasing famous movie sets like Jaws and Jordan Peele’s Nope.

The incident coincides with the theme park’s upcoming celebration of the 60th anniversary of its Studio Tour attraction, scheduled to begin next week.

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