Pictures: Train Derailment in Brianza, Italy, Leaves Several Injured
Three slight injuries were reported after a driverless train derailed in northern Italy. Only one passenger was aboard. Trenord, the
Three slight injuries were reported after a driverless train derailed in northern Italy. Only one passenger was aboard.
Trenord, the company that operates the line, said that only one passenger was aboard. The passenger was injured after breaking a window to escape the train car. The passenger was transported to a hospital nearby as a precaution, but the injuries are reportedly minor.
Two others were injured as well, but they were not aboard the train. According to Reuters, the line connects Milan and Lake Como, and crosses the rich industrial region known as Brianza. Brianza lies to the northeast of Italy’s financial capital.
The accident left three carriages derailed, and occurred at Carnate, near the Carnate-Usmate station.
Local source ANSA reports, “A passenger was hurt after a driverless train derailed in the Brianza area north of Milan on Wednesday.
- The accident took place at Carnate, not far from the Carnate-Usmate station.
- The only passenger was injured after breaking a window and leaving the scene.
- The Trenord train was on the Milan-Lecco line.
- It travelled some 10 km before derailing, Trenord said.
- The company said it was trying to establish how it left the previous station without a driver or conductor. “
Reuters reports, “Three people were slightly injured after a local train derailed on Wednesday in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, Trenord, the rail company that operates the line, said.
The only passenger travelling on the train was given first aid on site but was then transported to hospital for precaution, a statement by Trenord said, adding that the driver and the conductor had been mildly injured too.
The line connects Milan and the Lake Como, and crosses a rich, industrial area known as Brianza, northeast of Italy’s financial capital.
The accident left three carriages derailed close to the station of the small town of Carnate, the statement said. The cause of the accident was being investigated, it added.”