Accident between a car and a tram in Tenerife leaves one person seriously injured
An accident between a car and a tram on Wednesday evening in Santa Cruz caused major traffic jams and left one person seriously injured and trapped in his car in the capital of Tenerife.
The Emergency Services Coordination Centre (CECOES) sent the police, ambulances, and the fire brigade to the location at Cruz del Señor, the intersection between Avenida Islas Canarias and Avenida Venezuela.
When they got there, firemen had to cut the driver out of the car before he could be taken to hospital for further treatment, and fortunately, no one on the tram was hurt in the accident.
🚨🚨 La Central de Coordinación de Bomberos activó ayer al Parque de Bomberos de Santa Cruz al producirse un accidente entre el tranvía y un coche, quedando una persona atrapada dentro del turismo. Los efectivos procedieron a realizar la excarcelación de la persona. pic.twitter.com/HzUTCPpaBZ— Bomberos de Tenerife (@BomberosTf) May 25, 2023
The incident caused major tailbacks and traffic jams in the city until police were able to order the removal of the vehicle and the tram was able to return to base for repairs.