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In Latvia Yesterday, 16:49, a tram hit a person in the center of Riga; the victim was hospitalized

On Saturday at around 10 am, an accident occurred on 13.janvāra Street, when a person got under the tram, confirmed the public relations specialist of SIA “Rīgas satiksme” Baiba Bartaševiča-Feldmane.

An electronic signboard has been installed at the SIA "Rīgas satiksme" vehicle stop on 13.janvāra street, which will display the real time of arrival of vehicles.
An electronic signboard has been installed at the SIA “Rīgas satiksme” vehicle stop on 13.janvāra street, which will display the real time of arrival of vehicles. Photo: Paula Churkste/LETA

On Saturday at around 10 am, an accident occurred on 13.janvāra Street, when a person got under the tram, confirmed the public relations specialist of SIA “Rīgas satiksme” Baiba Bartaševiča-Feldmane.

She stated that the tram had started moving from the stop at the moment when the victim crossed the tracks from the left in an unauthorized place. Bartaševiča-Feldmane informed that the person was hospitalized.

At the same time, she called on the residents to be careful and look twice where the tram tracks are crossed.

It has already been reported that in 2022 the total turnover of “Rīgas satiksme” was 168.703 million euros, which is 4.7% more than in 2021, but the company’s profit decreased by 58.9% – to 1.25 million euros.

“Rīgas satiksme” provides passenger transportation by buses, trams and trolleybuses in Riga, as well as manages parking lots on the sides of city streets. The sole owner of the company is Riga City Council. “Rīgas satiksmei” owns capital shares in SIA “Rīgas karte” (51%) and SIA “Rīgas acs” (100%).

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