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Car stuck on tram tracks on Sundale bridge

PHOTO: Rob Williams

UPDATE: A crane has been used to lift a car stuck on the tram tracks on the Sundale bridge.

Around 8:15am, an elderly woman drove on to the light rail tracks near the Queens Park Tennis Centre on Queen Street.


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She continued driving on to the light rail bridge before her car tyres became stuck.

Car lifted - ABC

Salvage operation underway to remove the car from the tram tracks. PICTURE: ABC

Power was cut to the tracks as emergency services tried to work out how to remove the vehicle from the bridge.

A crane lifted the vehicle from the tracks this afternoon.

CAR lifted

Salvage operation underway to remove the car from the tram tracks. PICTURE: Channel Nine

EARLIER: GoldLinq communications director Jason Ward said he is still not 100 percent sure how the driver got onto the tracks.

“We are still trying to determine how the car entered the tracks and at what point. We are relying on the police to investigate that,” he said.

Car stuck on the Sundale Bridge in Southport. PHOTO: Rodney Armstrong

Car stuck on the Sundale Bridge in Southport. PHOTO: Rodney Armstrong

“There are signs all over the place and there is a lot of road markings and tram only signs. We believe everything is in place to (stop) this type of incident; it just seems to be an unfortunate mistake that has been made.”

“We are now in the process of removing the car. We have a lot of people on site, emergency services and our own crews, trying to determine the best way to remove it,” said Mr Ward.

It’s believed a crane or a temporary ramp may be used to remove the car.

The driver was reportedly treated for shock by paramedics and has now left the scene.

PHOTO 1: Aaron McBain. PHOTO 2: Kylie Reynolds

PHOTO 1: Aaron McBain. PHOTO 2: Kylie Reynolds