Driverless tram crashes through 17 cars in Almaty

A runaway tram in Almaty, Kazakhstan has injured at least five people after crashing through 17 vehicles.

Downtown Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Downtown Almaty, Kazakhstan. Image by Marko Polo / CC BY-SA 2.0

The tram went careering down the track after the driver exited to check a problem on the outside of the tram. A trainee driver who remained inside jumped out when she noticed the tram starting to move on its own. The tram then continued down a main thoroughfare, crashing into 17 different vehicles before coming to a halt. Five people were taken to hospital with injuries related to the incident, including one woman who was hit by a car that had crashed into the runaway tram. Read more:

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