Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Dramatic moment a schoolgirl was trapped under Dublin Luas tram before passengers lift carriage off her

A schoolgirl was trapped between the Luas and platform in Dublin
A schoolgirl was trapped between the Luas and platform in Dublin

Shocking footage has emerged of the moment dozens of Dublin commuters freed a young schoolgirl trapped under a Luas tram.

The schoolgirl was involved in a collision with a Luas tram in Dublin's city centre earlier today.

She became trapped between the tram and the platform.

Passersby and commuters then frantically tried to free the young girl by pushing the tram away from the platform.

The girl can be heard screaming in pain and shock as the tram traps her by her legs against the stone platform.

It happened on the 'Red Line' outside the Jervis St shopping centre before 9am this morning.

The footage shows commuters rallying together and making at least three attempts before successfully pushing the tram off the terrified schoolgirl.

It is understood that the girl suffered leg injuries and was taken to the Mater Hospital as a precautionary measure.

There have been a number of accidents on the Luas, the twin-lined light railway system that connects east and south Dublin with the city centre.

Four people have died in separate incidents and many others have been injured.

Today's dramatic incident comes after passengers freed a fellow commuter after he became stuck between an underground train and the platform.

It happened at Stirling Station in Perth, Australia earlier this month, when the man slipped and found one of his legs wedged in the gap.

In dramatic CCTV footage, commuters can be seen rushing to the man's assistance and tipping the whole carriage away from him until he managed to free his leg. Shortly after they boarded the train and services resumed as normal.

Further reading

The moment passengers band together to push train off man who trapped leg between carriage and platform 

Train tipped to help trapped man 

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