Survivors of the Croydon tram crash, in which at least seven passengers died, have spoken about the scenes of horror inside the blood-soaked carriages after a crowded tram derailed and overturned in Croydon, South London on Wednesday, November 9th.
Passengers said the tram sped up as it went down a hill, then flipped onto its side as it failed to round a sharp corner. The British Transport Police said that the 42-year-old male driver, from Beckenham, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
Several survivors were trapped in the wreckage, with a large team of emergency workers battling for hours to free them and ferry the dozens of injured to hospitals across the capital.
Recalling what happened, one of the survivors, a Nigerian man, Taiye Ajibola, who was on his way to work, said the incident occurred immediately they left Lloyds Park.
His wife, Kudirat Okesola, 46, rushed to his side as soon as she heard he had been caught up in the crash. “Even my husband was covered with blood. People were screaming. People were crying,” she said. She said her husband has a ‘massive’ cut on his face.