Monday, September 24, 2007
About 20 passengers have been injured in a collision between two trams in inner Melbourne which caused one tram to derail.
The collision occurred after 10.30am (AEST) at the intersection of St Kilda Road and Leopold Street in South Yarra.
Ambulance officers are at the scene treating the injured, including a number who are still on the trams.
Trams between Domain Interchange and the St Junction were to be diverted.
The driver of the rear Number 6 tram was taken to hospital in a neck brace after being freed.
A number of Metropolitan Fire Brigade officers, police and Yarra Trams officials also were at the scene.
A long queue of trams was banked up behind the two trams.
Yarra Trams spokesman Colin Tyrus said no passengers were trapped.