Tram services resume after Southport accident

UPDATE @ August 21, 6.30 AM | G:link services have resumed as normal on the Gold Coast this morning following a tram and car crash which saw a young woman hospitalised.

The accident happened at the intersection of Scarborough and Lawson streets in Southport around 8.15pm on Monday.

The driver of the vehicle, a woman aged in her 20s, sustained a neck injury in the crash and was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.


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There were more than 20 people on the tram at the time of the incident, however they all managed to escape uninjured, including the driver.

Trams were initially suspended in both directions between Southport South and Surfers Paradise North stations, but services are now all back to normal.

Additional reporting by Shanee Dobeson.

EARLIER @ August 20, 9.00pm | ONE person has been taken to hospital after a car collided with a tram in Southport.

It happened at the intersection of Scarborough and Lawson streets around 8.30pm.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said one occupant from the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

They were treated at the scene before being taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The driver of the tram and all its passengers were also assessed at the scene and found to be uninjured.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision were not immediately known.

Police are in attendance and have closed the intersection while crews work to clear the scene.

Light rail services have also been suspended in both directions in the area.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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