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Head-on tram crash in Bucharest injures seven people

A dramatic video showed the moment two trams were involved in a head-on collision as they crossed over the other’s tracks, injuring seven people.

The two trams are seen travelling in opposite directions as usual in Bucharest, Romania, on Wednesday afternoon.

The oncoming tram can be seen approaching but neither tram driver is aware their paths are about to cross. 

An onboard camera captures the moment neither of the trams stop and they drive straight into each other.

Two trams travelling in opposite directions crash head-on in Bucharest, Romania, as they cross over each other's tracks

Two trams travelling in opposite directions crash head-on in Bucharest, Romania, as they cross over each other's tracks

Two trams travelling in opposite directions crash head-on in Bucharest, Romania, as they cross over each other’s tracks

The trains collide and the on-board camera captures the moment the glass windows and doors shattered

The trains collide and the on-board camera captures the moment the glass windows and doors shattered

The trains collide and the on-board camera captures the moment the glass windows and doors shattered

The impact of the crash causes the glass windows and doors to shatter everywhere and the sides of the tram to crush. 

After the crash in the Romanian capital, seven people were treated for minor injuries and three of them were taken to a nearby hospital for further medical assessment.

Initial information provided about the incident suggested one of the trams was at fault.  

Later the Bucharest Traffic Police said there may have been an issue with turning the turnpike or a switch that had not been changed, reported the Romania Journal

An investigation into the incident is underway.  

The tram can be seen approaching in the opposite direction but looks to be continuing straight on before it unexpectedly turns into the path of the oncoming tram

The tram can be seen approaching in the opposite direction but looks to be continuing straight on before it unexpectedly turns into the path of the oncoming tram

The tram can be seen approaching in the opposite direction but looks to be continuing straight on before it unexpectedly turns into the path of the oncoming tram

The tram crash resulted in seven people being treated for minor injuries and three being taken to hospital for medical assessment

The tram crash resulted in seven people being treated for minor injuries and three being taken to hospital for medical assessment

The tram crash resulted in seven people being treated for minor injuries and three being taken to hospital for medical assessment

Source: dailymail US

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