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Woman dies after being hit by tram

National News // Oct. 23, 2019

A woman has been killed after being hit by a Basel tram. 

Pixabay Woman dies after being hit by tram

The 40-year-old was waiting at the Weil am Rhein stop in Germany when she crossed the tracks. Although the tram used emergency brakes, she was hit. She died a short time later in hospital.

German police are now investigating, with the main focus on the traffic light system. It’s not yet known if the woman crossed while the pedestrian lights were red – or the system was faulty.

The driver is receiving psychological support.

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