A 72-year older man was hit by a tram


On Tuesday morning in Plzeň,  a tram hit an older man who succumbed to severe injuries on the spot. Police have been investigating the circumstances of the tragic accidents that cost the man’s life. The senior was crossing the tramlines outside the crosswalk, according to initial police information.

On Skvrňanska street near the bus station, the accident occurred just after 6:30 a.m. At the scene, a 72-year-old Ukrainian man was confirmed dead.

“The man was crossing the rails outside the crosswalk, according to initial reports. After colliding with a tram heading towards the city center, he succumbed to his critical injuries. Police officers have summoned a forensic expert and a transport expert to the scene,” Veronika Hokrová, a police spokesperson, said.