The fatal accident occurred near the Grenadier stop on Jerzy Washington Avenue in Warsaw. As established by TVN Warszawa reporter Artur Węgrzynowicz, the tram hit a man, and the tram driver, who did not notice that the accident had occurred, left the scene.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident, and the doctor who arrived pronounced the death of a man who had been hit by a tram. – The fire brigade secured the scene of the incident. We received the report at 4:47 p.m. – Brigadier Marcin Strzyżowski from the press team of the Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Warsaw told the Kontakt24 editorial office.
The services stopped the tram on the bridge
TVN Warszawa reporter Artur Węgrzynowicz learned at the scene from witnesses of the accident that the tram “hit an approximately 40-year-old man and drove away.” – The driver was not supposed to notice it – he said. – The services stopped the tram on the Poniatowski Bridge. Emergency services are working at the scene of the accident, determining the course of events and securing traces, Węgrzynowicz reported.
Changes in public transport routes
The police are investigating the causes of the accident. – On Washington Street, at the corner of Grenadiers, there was an incident involving a pedestrian and a tram. This is a fatal event. There are disruptions to tram traffic on site. The police are carrying out activities to determine the causes and course of this accident – said the police station. Alina Maciaszek from the press team of the Warsaw Police Headquarters.
Warsaw Public Transport announced on Thursday evening that due to a road accident in the area of the Washington – Grenadier intersection, there are difficulties in the operation of tram lines 9 and 24 and delays are possible. “Lines 9 and 24 towards the Center have been redirected to detour routes along the following streets: Grochowska – al. Zieleniecka – al. Ksiącia Poniatowskiego. On the Wiatraczna – Rondo Wasza section, please use bus line 521, and on the Kinowa – Rondo Washington section, also bus line 158 ” – WTP said in a statement on its website. Also due to the closure of Grenadierów Street on the section of al. Washington – Grochowska, buses no. 135 and 311 were diverted and the operation of the Grenadierów 01 stop was suspended until further notice, WTP reported.
Main photo source: tvnwarszawa.pl