Croydon tram crash inquest: Passengers accidentally killed, jury concludes

Croydon tram on its side

A tram crash which killed seven people in Croydon was an accident, an inquest jury has found.

More than 50 people were injured when the tram tipped over and spun off the tracks near Sandilands tram stop in November 2016.

The tram was travelling three times faster than a speed restriction.

The inquest jury at Croydon Town Hall reached its verdict after more than nine days of deliberations.

The crash resulted in the deaths of Dane Chinnery, 19, Philip Logan, 52, Philip Seary, 57, Dorota Rynkiewicz, 35, and Robert Huxley, 63, all from New Addington, and Mark Smith, 35, and Donald Collett, 62, from Croydon.

Family members of the victims sat in the public gallery to hear the verdict.

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Remembering the victims

Mark Smith, Dane Chinnery, Phil Seary, Dorota Rynkiewicz (L-R)

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  • Dane Chinnery, 19
  • Donald Collett, 62
  • Robert Huxley, 63
  • Philip Logan, 52,
  • Dorota Rynkiewicz, 35
  • Philip Seary, 57
  • Mark Smith, 35

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