Croydon tram crash survivor tells of ‘carnage’ as carriage ‘flipped like something from a film’
The crash has so far killed seven people, as 51 passengers are being treated at hospitals in south London.
A survivor of the Croydon tram crash that killed seven people described the incident as “carnage” and like “something out of a film” as it toppled over.
Martin Bamford, 30, was travelling on the tram when it “flipped” and derailed off the tracks.
The gutter cleaner from New Addington, south east London, said there was blood all over the vehicle and that people were “screaming for help”.
He added that a girl fell on top of him who “didn’t look alive”.
Dad-of-four Martin said: “When we were coming through the tunnel we were going at some speed and the tram was speeding up more and more.
cover picture-Martin Bamford, 30 who was on the tram which crashed in Croydon
“We were coming out of the tunnel and we hit the bend way too fast and the tram flipped.
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“It was extremely frightening, people were screaming and shouting for help.
“The tram was full mainly of people going to work.
There was a girl who was on top of me and she did not look very much alive at all.
“She was bleeding all over the place and I don’t think she made it.
“People had broken legs and head injuries. When it flipped everything went flying, people were on top of me.
“There was blood everywhere and belongings and shoes. It was absolute carnage.”
The tram crash happened at 6am this morning in Sandilands, Croydon.
Seven people are confirmed dead and 51 people are being treated in two hospitals in Croydon and Tooting.
More than 70 firefighters were called to the scene of the disaster, where they cut three of the trapped victims from the wreckage.
The driver of the tram has been arrested.