Statement - Croydon tram incident

9 November 2016

Statement updated at 1:48pm

Peter McKenna, Deputy Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said:

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to everyone affected by this tragic incident, and thank our ambulance staff for their work under very difficult circumstances today.

“We were called at 6.13am to reports of a tram derailment at Addiscombe Road in Croydon.

“We sent 22 ambulance crews, 12 officers, and two advanced paramedic practitioners to the scene, alongside our hazardous area response team, who are trained to provide emergency medical care in hazardous areas such as confined spaces or where there may be hazardous materials.

“Two trauma teams from London’s Air Ambulance and a command support vehicle were also dispatched.

“We have treated a number of patients at the scene, mainly for minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, however very sadly some people have died and others have suffered serious injuries.

"We took 51 patients to hospital, 20 of whom were taken to St George’s University Hospital and 31 to Croydon University Hospital.

“We remain on scene, supporting our emergency service colleagues as they deal with this incident.

“Anyone concerned about friends and family who have been involved in the incident can call 0800 056 0154 for more information.”

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Statement updated at 11:20am

Peter McKenna, Deputy Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said:

“We were called at 6.13am to reports of a tram derailment at Addiscombe Road in Croydon.

“We sent 22 ambulance crews, 12 officers, and two advanced paramedic practitioners to the scene, alongside our hazardous area response team, who are trained to provide emergency medical care in hazardous areas such as confined spaces or where there may be hazardous materials.

“Two trauma teams from London’s Air Ambulance and a command support vehicle were also dispatched.

“We have treated a number of patients at the scene and took 51 patients to hospital. Twenty were taken to St George’s University Hospital and 31 to Croydon University Hospital.

“We remain on scene, supporting our emergency service colleagues as they deal with this incident.”

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Statement updated at 9:55am

Peter McKenna, Deputy Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said:

“We were called at 6.13am to an incident at Addiscombe Road in Croydon.

“We have had a number of resources at the scene, including ambulance crews, advance paramedics and single responders in cars.

“We have treated a number of patients and over 50 have been taken to hospital.

“We are still on scene and more information will follow when we have it.”

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Statement at 8am

Peter McKenna, Deputy Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said:

“We were called at 6.13am to an incident at Addiscombe Road in Croydon.

“We have sent a number of resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics and single responders in cars.

“We are treating a number of patients and more information will follow.”

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