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Published on April 21, 2024
15 Injured in Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Collision, Authorities Investigating CauseSource: © Pierre André, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood left 15 park-goers injured on Saturday night, as the Los Angeles County Fire Department rushed to the scene following a collision involving one of the theme park's studio tour trams. The incident occurred around 9:05 p.m., with 15 patients requiring transportation to local hospitals due to minor injuries. They also confirmed that the California Highway Patrol would be spearheading the investigation into the cause of the crash, as reported by the  L.A. County Fire Department.

Among the injured, at least one individual was reported to have critical injuries, while the others suffered minor ones, according to authorities. The exact cause of the tram’s collision, or if any other vehicles were involved, remains unknown at this stage. The Studio Tour, known for guiding visitors through film sets and featuring interactive elements, is a jewel in the theme park's crown, currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, as per KTLA.

In response to the incident, a Universal Studios spokesperson issued a statement to KTLA saying, "There was a tram incident at the theme park tonight that resulted in multiple minor injuries, confirmed by the LA County Fire Dept. We are working to support our guests and understand the circumstances that led to the accident."