Three injured as car crashes into tram

Three people have been hurt when a car crashed into a tram in Antwerp last night. The tram came off the rails as a result of the impact.

The incident happened on the Olympiade intersection. The Flemish local transport company De Lijn says that tram was travelling from Hoboken to Merksem on line 2 when it was hit by a car coming from the Jan de Voslei.

De Lijn spokesperson Koen Peeters: "The entire first compartment of the tram ended up off the rails. Damage is considerable."

One person in the car was seriously injured, while a second sustained light injuries. A pregnant woman on the tram had to be taken to hospital for treatment.