Tram Safety In Spotlight After Boy Is Injured, Lawyer Suggests

Youngster Suffers Leg Injuries


A lawyer has called for a thorough investigation to be carried out after a youngster suffered serious leg injuries after being hit by a tram.

Emergency services were called to a tram stop in Addington, Croydon, with the British Transport Police confirming that a boy had been hit by one of the vehicles just after 8am.

The seven-year-old has since been taken to St Georges Hospital in Tooting for treatment, while his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Colin Ettinger, a Partner at Irwin Mitchell who specialises in serious injury cases, said: “Only a few details have so far emerged on this incident, but it is highly likely to shine a spotlight back on the safety measures designed to prevent tram-related injuries.

“My experiences as a lawyer have shown that so many cases of serious injury can have a significant impact, both emotionally and physically, on victims and their loved ones.

“It is vital that an investigation is quickly carried out to ensure that every necessary step is taken to avoid future problems and keep pedestrians safe from harm.”