Thursday, December 20, 2012

Luas Tram Crashes Into Bus - O'Connell Street Dublin

21 people injured (3 seriously) when a tram crashes into a number 16 bus just outside Easons on O'Connell Street.

Extract From Wikipedia:

Before the Luas was launched a Safety Awareness Day was held in Dublin City Centre. Also thousands of reflective armbands were distributed to pedestrians and cyclists, in order to ensure their visibility for tram drivers. This policy seems to have worked as the Luas has been described as being "one of the safest transport systems in the world". Both trams and stops are monitored using CCTV 24 hours a day from the central control room, located in the Red Cow Depot. The first fatality following an accident on the Luas was in February 2008, after a man was struck by a tram in Tallaght. Apart from this there have been many occurrences of cars striking trams, mainly caused by motorists breaking red lights. On the 16th of September 2009, a Luas crashed into a Dublin Bus on the O'Connell Street-Abbey Street Junction.

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