A terrible tragedy took place in Warsaw’s Praga today. A 5-year-old boy slipped under a tram on Jagiellońska Street at the Battalion “Platerówek” station. The tram was dragging the five-year-old’s body along the tram track and other passengers could do nothing about it. The boy’s hopeless grandmother was the most shocked. The boy died in the accident. According to the spokesman for Warsaw Trams, Maciej Dutkiewicz, the 5-year-old was probably pinched by the tram’s door.
The cause of the accident is not known. The tram driver has 14 years of experience and was sober. Probably, the boy’s leg was caught in the door when he and his grandmother were getting out of the tram.
Warsaw Trams on Twitter issued a statement regarding the accident:
“We are shocked by the tragic accident that took place today in Praga-Północ. As a result of it, a several-year-old child lost his life. We make every effort to help the services to explain the causes of this unimaginable tragedy as soon as possible.”
Jesteśmy wstrząśnięci z powodu tragicznego wypadku, do którego doszło dzisiaj na Pradze-Północ. W jego wyniku życie straciło kilkuletnie dziecko.
Dokładamy wszelkich starań, aby pomóc służbom w jak najszybszym wyjaśnieniu przyczyn tej niewyobrażalnej tragedii. pic.twitter.com/xSQ0uLuVLF
— Tramwaje Warszawskie (@TramwajeW) August 12, 2022