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Survivors of the Croydon tram crash, in which seven people died,
have told us they need more financial support and feel let down
Some have been unable to return to work.
It comes on the day an interim report revealed more details
One passenger has been telling our transport correspondent
Tom Edwards about his financial struggle and the traumatic
He didn't slow down, and the next thing was,
crash, bang, wallop, lights out, mayhem.
Patrick Freeman is recovering from an operation.
He fractured his shoulder in the Croydon tram crash.
He says at 62, he won't be able to work again laying paving stones
and he's angry at a lack of support from TfL.
After one payment, he's had to use his savings to pay his rent.
I had to cancel my Christmas over it, bits and pieces like that.
But as regards the financial end, they gave me an interim payment
of two grand on the 12th of December.
So I don't think it is very fair by Transport for London,
I don't know whether I'm the only one.
I don't know anyone, really, that was on there.
But if they've done that to everyone, there's something wrong.
So you think you've been badly treated in the aftermath?
Yes, yes, I think I've been badly treated in them circumstances, yeah.
Patrick was one of 51 who were injured when the tram
derailed on a tight bend just before Sandylands station.
In the aftermath, without financial support, many can struggle.
It's going to be stressful if you're not able to pay your bills
on time and you're not able to pay your rent on time.
There are people that are being threatened with eviction
because they are not able to work, and what we're trying to do
is facilitate interim payments for those people.
Transport for London have replaced some of the signs
Today, in an interim report, rail investigators said they thought
the existing speed limit sign may have been obscured
And because the driver braked so late, they thought he may have
lost awareness that he was approaching such a tight bend.
Four investigations are now looking at the incident.
Full settlements and compensation could take years.
People need to be able to pay their bills.
We don't want people to be ending up homeless
They are innocent victims, here, and they need to be supported.
Patrick says the whole thing has been a nightmare and it's being made
And at night, bad dreams some nights, you know?
It all comes back, some nights, and it's
TfL says it will look into Patrick's case and has so far paid over
It believes no payments are outstanding.
As for definitive answers about what happened,
Well, Jim Wheble has been looking at the report.
It didn't include any new specific safety recommendations. You would
expect those in the final report. But we did get more of an
understanding of the way this investigation is going, the role of
the driver, for instance. The report says investigators are looking at
the way in which the cam was being driven. -- tram. The report confirms
that the investigators are also looking at another key element,
speeding, aware of allegations that trams have gone around the curve at
a higher speed in the 20 kilometres an hour limit on previous occasions.
So are those claims true? If so, could more have been done to stop
that? Something that haven't even mentioned much before is the role of
windows in this crash. People died after being thrown through them. So
investigators are looking at understanding the behaviour of the
tram windows and current standards that are applicable. In other words,
should the windows have been more resilient, like they are on trains?
This investigation will go on for several months more, looking at
every detail. Meanwhile, the driver remains on bail on suspicion of
manslaughter. As we've been hearing,
there are warnings that deep cuts to services will be needed to plug
the gap in social care funding, Well, Hertfordshire says the county
is approaching a crisis and warns that its care system could grind
to a halt unless the Government radically rethinks how
we care for adults. Betty Weir is 90 years
old and immobile. Two carers have to visit her four
times every day at her home in Borehamwood to make sure she's
washed, dressed and fed properly They see to my needs, all my needs,
so I'm quite happy about that. Her carers are horrified
at the news that some services If it wasn't for carers,
these people would be left to try to fend for themselves,
which is, in Betty's case, impossible, because she can't
move without a hoist, So the fact of making
more cuts is... The thought of it is
just, it scares me. Every day, more than 28,000 people
in Hertfordshire like Betty have The demand is growing,
but funding's being cut. There's been a 71% increase
in adults asking for social care in Hertfordshire
in the last seven years. Currently, the service costs
?312 million per year. We can't work on the schemes
we have in place already If more people are going into A,
that clogs up the hospital system and it could mean the whole system
grinding almost to a halt. Hertfordshire Valleys Clinical
Commissioning Group had decided to cut a further ?8.5 million
from adult social care but tonight, it's decided
to rethink that decision. Welcome news for Betty and others,
but even with a planned increase in council tax,
the funding of adult social care It's the stuff that football
dreams are made of - but tonight, it wasn't
to be for Sutton United. They lost 2-0 to Premier League
giants Arsenal, who now go But despite the disappointment,
it was still "a beautiful Chris Slegg was watching
and can explain. What a night indeed. More than 100
league places separate these two teams. It wasn't Arsenal's strongest
line-up, but they put out a decent team and it didn't look like 100
league places. It took until Theo Walcott's goal in the second half to
put clear daylight between the teams. At that point, you thought it
was all over for Sutton, but even after that, they had some decent
chances to get back into that game and cause Arsenal a few problems.
Not to be in the end. The Sutton Captain Jamie Collins is with me
now. Disappointment with the result, but what was it like to share a
pitch with those Premier League stars? It was what we was all hoping
for, to be fair. We said we hoped they would bring the best thing they
can. To be fair to Arsenal, they put a very strong team out. To top it
off, they brought on Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sanchez. For
the lads, it was a dream come true. How did you feel when your team-mate
Roarie Deacon struck the bar from 25 yards out, which would have brought
you back into it at 2-1? We knew it was going to be an uphill battle
when they went 2-0 up. We want to get a goal for the fans, because
they have been fantastic, but it was not meant to be. We will look back
on it in a couple of days and see what an achievement it was. We are a
bit disappointed at the minute because that is what you always do,
but it was fantastic. And you will be back on the building site on
Wednesday. Definitely. If we won, I would have had a week off, or even
if we got a draw. But it will be back to normal life now. I am proud
of the lads and proud of the club for the way they have looked after
the lads and the fans. Thank you, Jamie. Sutton have made about ?1
million from this cup run. They can finally meant, the chairman says,
the hole in the dressing room roof. Which is great to see!
I'll wish you a very good night now and I'll leave
you with Elizabeth Rizzini for a check on the weather.
After a lovely day, house tomorrow looking? Not so good. This was the
scene at Sutton earlier today. Glorious sunshine and exceptionally
mild that this time of year. We saw 18.3 degrees earlier in Kew and at
Northolt. That is more like late May than the end of February. But it is
going to come to a crashing halt. It will still be mild on Tuesday and
Wednesday, but but it wouldn't turn colder by the end of the working
week. Windy, with cloud in between and a few outbreaks of rain.
Tonight, we keep those thick layers of cloud. Low cloud tomorrow morning
as well, with outbreaks of rain at times. Some of this could adopt
towards the north and east. A damp start of the new day and a mild one.
Temperatures will not really dropped out of double figures all night.
Tomorrow, some of the rain will hang around. A bit drizzly at times, but
mostly a dry day, with lots of low cloud and little brightness compared
to today. Temperatures are still mild. Wednesday is looking similar,
but it could brighten up as we head into the late afternoon from the
north. The weekend will feel a little milder, but it will be a wet
start and it will brighten up later. As you have just seen, after a day
in which some of you have been shedding the layers, you will be
putting them back on for the rest of this week. Big changes ahead, all
down to where the air has been coming from. Today, it originated in
the Caribbean, hence the name tropical maritime air. Temperatures
peaked at 18 degrees. But later this week, the winds go to the
north-west, a different source, polar maritime air. Still over the