Runaway tram rolls through Prague

A runaway tram rolled from a depot through the Czech capital with the driver chasing behind it on a bicycle, an official said today.

A runaway tram rolled from a depot through the Czech capital with the driver chasing behind it on a bicycle, an official said today.

The tram, which did not have any passengers on board, travelled for about half a mile on its track down a busy road towards downtown Prague before authorities switched off the electricity, bringing it to a halt.

Rail safety inspection spokesman Martin Drapal said the tram’s driver chased behind it on a bicycle after it broke through the tram depot’s gate in the Motol district.

The driver was slightly injured trying to board the moving tram unsuccessfully.

Mr Drapal said human error was probably to blame.

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