Firefighters work to free a trapped person. Picture: Patrick Herve.
Firefighters work to free a trapped person. Picture: Patrick Herve.

Car slams into tram stop, trapping two people

TWO people are lucky to be alive after a dramatic crash outside Flinders St station this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene about 4.20am after the driver of a Holden Commodore lost control of the car and crashed into a tram barrier.

Authorities say the pair were trapped in the car for about 90 minutes as firefighters worked to free them.

 

It took 90 minutes to free the trapped people. Photo: Patrick Herve
It took 90 minutes to free the trapped people. Photo: Patrick Herve

Ambulance crews treated a man in his 20s for head and chest injuries. He was taken to The Alfred hospital in a stable condition.

A woman aged in her 30s was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital with facial injuries.

Trams were stopped for a period of time during the rescue but it’s understood Flinders St and all tram lines have reopened.



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