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Trolley loses brakes, crashes at the Grove

May 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Several people were injured Firday night after a trolley carrying 72 people lost its brakes at the Grove shopping center, authorities said. The accident occurred around 9:40 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman d'Lisa Davies said.

A 50-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man suffered minor injuries and asked to be taken to a hospital, Davies said.

Five children aboard were also treated at the scene and released to their parents, Davies said.

The trolley that travels from Farmer's Market to The Grove, lost its brakes at the end of the track near The Grove, Davies said.

"It hit the stop at the end, but it was not going that fast," Davies said. "The trolley had very minor damage."


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