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1907 Birmingham Tramway accident

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Location  Birmingham, England
Cause  Brake failure
Country  England
Trains  1
1907 Birmingham Tramway accident
Date  1 October 1907 (1907-10-01)
Operator  City of Birmingham Tramways Company Ltd

The 1907 Birmingham Tramway accident was a fatal tram accident which occurred on 1 October 1907 in the city of Birmingham, England. A tram operated by City of Birmingham Tramways Company Ltd was going downhill on Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter area of the city. The brakes of the tram failed and it ran away. At the junction of Warstone Lane and Icknield Street the tram overturned at high speed. It skidded until it stopped on the other side of the street, smashing into the pavement. Two people died and seventeen more were injured in the accident. It is the deadliest tram accident in the area covered by the modern West Midlands county.

The tram's brakes were later found to have been faulty.

References

1907 Birmingham Tramway accident Wikipedia


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