The initial probe into the LRT accident has suggested that the driver of one of the trains had failed to follow the correct direction, Transport minister Wee Ka Siong. One of the trains, carrying 214 passengers, was driverless. While the other was being driven by a driver after it suffered a technical snag, the minister said. Over 200 were hurt and 47 were seriously injured in the accident.
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Transport minister Wee Ka Siong today said that initial findings indicate that the accident happened due to driver’s mistake in following the correct direction. The minister said that one of the two LRTs were driverless, while the other was being driven by a driver. The train that carried passengers was driver, while the other train was empty. It was being driven by a driver as it had suffered a technical snag earlier. However, the driver failed to follow the instruction had strted moving in the wrong direction. The two LRTs later met a head on collison, leaving more than 200 hurt, and 47 seriously injured.“Initial findings have found that the accident was caused by negligence of the hostler who was driving TR40 in the wrong direction,” he said.