Teen hit and dragged by Gold Coast tram

A TEENAGE girl has been taken to hospital after being hit and dragged by a tram on the Gold Coast.

It happened near Nerang Street station in Southport just before 1pm.

It’s understood two teenage girls ran across the tracks when one of them was struck by a southbound tram.


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Brendan Mark Hoy was on the tram when it struck the girl and told myGC he heard the moment of impact.

“There was a loud hit from inside the tram,” Mr Hoy told myGC.

“The first girl just made it, but the second one got hit.

“She was dragged along with the tram until the driver could stop.”

Source: Supplied/Brendan Mark Hoy

Mr Hoy said the girl was dragged along the tracks by the tram for “two or three metres”.

It’s understood the teen became pinned between the side of the tram and station’s platform.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman told myGC the girl sustained serious abrasions to her legs and face.

She was treated by critical care paramedics at the scene before being taken away in an ambulance.

The girl, believed to be aged in her late teens, was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

Trams were suspended while emergency services responded to the incident.

TransLink advises residual delays of up to 30 minutes are being experienced across the network.

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