15 People Injured In Tram Accident At Universal Studios In L.A. – One America News Network

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Hollywood, UNITED STATES: The entrance of Universal Studios in Hollywood is pictured 09 April 2007. Universal Studios Hollywood is the original Universal Studios theme park, created initially to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. It is one of four fully-fledged Universal Studios Theme Parks, along with Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Studios Japan, and the upcoming Universal Studios Singapore, which will be completed by 2010. From the beginning, Universal has offered tours of its studio. In the silent-film days, Carl Laemmle's tour included a chance to buy fresh produce, since then-rural Universal City was still in part a working farm. Shortly after MCA took over Universal Pictures in 1962, accountants suggested a tour stop in the studio commissary would increase profits, and in 1964, the modest tour was expanded to include a series of dressing room walk-throughs, peeks at actual production, and later, staged events. This grew over the years into a full-blown theme park - the narrated tram (formerly "Glamortram") tour still runs through the studio's active backlot, but the staged events, stunt demonstrations and high-tech rides overshadow the motion-picture production that once lured fans in Universal Studios Hollywood. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
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OAN’s Abril Elfi
10:27 AM – Sunday, April 21, 2024

A tram at Universal Studios in Los Angeles crashed, causing minor injuries to 15 people. 


After being called to the scene just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department transported 15 patients with minor injuries to nearby hospitals, and one person suffered critical injuries.

In a statement, a representative for Universal Studios Hollywood acknowledged the mishap in a statement released after the incident but gave no additional information.

“We are working to support our guests and understand the circumstances that led to the accident,” the spokesperson said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Maria Abal said that reportedly, the last car on the tram struck a rail when it was traveling down a hill near a parking structure.

“There was some type of issue with the brakes,” Abal said. “We don’t exactly know what yet.”

The park’s website states that this Friday marks the tram tour’s 60th anniversary.

With the Universal Studios Tour, guests can take a tram through the backstage areas of some of the studio’s most well-known movies while learning about the lot’s history from tour guides.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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