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For comparative purposes, there is an inquest report just out into the fatal tram crash in Croydon in 2016, where the tram was going excessively fast. It appears that the driver may not have been sleeping too well.

The verdict was that it was an accident. 

"The inquest heard that the tram went into a very tight corner, just before the tram stop, at 73km/h (45mph). The speed limit was 20km/h (12mph). "

"The foreman of the jury said: "The tram driver became disorientated, which caused loss of awareness in his surroundings, probably due to a lack of sleep.

"As a result of which, the driver failed to brake in time and drove his tram towards a tight curve at excessive speed.

"The tram left the rails and overturned on to its right side, as a result of which the deceased [were] ejected from the tram and killed.""

 

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10 minutes ago, monasqueen said:

For comparative purposes, there is an inquest report just out into the fatal tram crash in Croydon in 2016, where the tram was going excessively fast. It appears that the driver may not have been sleeping too well.

I'd also read the linked background news item on the subject that shows the role RAIB takes in these investigations and the changes that have already been implemented.

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3 hours ago, monasqueen said:

For comparative purposes, there is an inquest report just out into the fatal tram crash in Croydon in 2016, where the tram was going excessively fast. It appears that the driver may not have been sleeping too well.

The verdict was that it was an accident. 

"The inquest heard that the tram went into a very tight corner, just before the tram stop, at 73km/h (45mph). The speed limit was 20km/h (12mph). "

"The foreman of the jury said: "The tram driver became disorientated, which caused loss of awareness in his surroundings, probably due to a lack of sleep.

"As a result of which, the driver failed to brake in time and drove his tram towards a tight curve at excessive speed.

"The tram left the rails and overturned on to its right side, as a result of which the deceased [were] ejected from the tram and killed.""

 

Jeez, we were on a tram going round that corner the day before. Blimey.

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Don't worry Doc. the track before and after the accident site are 'Accident Free Zones' !!!

The driver is not suspended apparently? Tho what his wife has to say about the hedge trip ??????????????

Speed is the conjecture.

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On 7/22/2021 at 7:24 PM, Kopek said:

 

The driver is not suspended apparently? Tho what his wife has to say about the hedge trip ??????????????

Speed is the conjecture.

I thought that it was customary for Mr Longworth to suspend any driver involved in an accident pending an inquiry? 

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