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Tram Driver Bailed After Seven Dead in Croydon Crash

TRIBUTES: Visitors and mourners lay flowers in remembrance of those killed in Croydon yesterday morning

COMMUTERS IN Croydon (bordering Surrey and south London) are remembering yesterday morning’s journey to work with sadness after a terrifying tram crash at Sandilands station which has left seven people dead so far and over 50 in hospital.

Police and fire fighters are still currently working at the scene of the devastation as they seek to identify what could be even more human remains. An eerie echo of the 2004 Berkshire train crash which also claimed seven lives, the Croydon accident has left residents in shock;

“…everybody was just screaming and shouting”, dazed passenger Taiye Ajibola reveals.

Investigations about why the crash occurred are still underway and questions are being asked about the tram driver’s liability, whilst it is alleged that he ‘blacked out’ and pushed the tram way above normal speed limits as he guided passengers around a sharp curve in the track with devastating consequences. The driver is 42 years old, from the London Borough of Bromley and was released on bail today awaiting a decision on whether or not he should face manslaughter charges.

A representative from the train drivers’ union ASLEF has pleaded with the public to suspend blame until investigations are complete.

If you are a family member or friend worried about anyone who may have been a passenger during this deeply shocking accident, you can call 0800 056 0154 in order to try and locate your loved one.

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