A woman has become trapped between a tram and a station. Picture Glenn Hampson
A woman has become trapped between a tram and a station. Picture Glenn Hampson

Girl trapped in public transport horror

A TEENAGE girl has been seriously injured after a light rail tram accident near a Gold Coast station.

Paramedics and emergency services were called to the Nerang St Station in Southport at 12.50pm.

The girl, in her late teens, was in a serious condition after becoming trapped between tram and the station.

Witnesses reported seeing two teenage girls run across the tracks, with one struck by a southbound tram.

Commuters claimed the girl was dragged up to three metres before the driver could stop, causing serious abrasions to her face and legs.

Commuters faced delays after a woman was injured at a tram stop in Nerang St, Southport on Anzac Day.
Commuters faced delays after a woman was injured at a tram stop in Nerang St, Southport on Anzac Day. Emily Halloran

She has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.

The accident caused significant delays for passengers across the system.

At 1.35pm G:link warned commuters to expect residual delays of up to 30 minutes in both directions as the light rail service returned to normal.


Unofficial long weekend sizzles to tune of $300m

Premium Content Unofficial long weekend sizzles to tune of $300m

Final fling of summer tips $300 million into state’s economy

Nats’ uncosted coal plan flies in face of Budget

Premium Content Nats’ uncosted coal plan flies in face of Budget

An ambitious Nationals plan to use gas and coal power to drive manufacturing jobs...

Qld’s grim status as fatal shark attack capital of world

Premium Content Qld’s grim status as fatal shark attack capital of world

Worldwide study puts Australia as deadliest place for shark attacks