Police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl after she became trapped under a light rail tram in Sydney’s CBD.
- Police and emergency services worked for some time to free the young woman
- The driver of the light rail tram was taken to hospital for mandatory testing
- Light rail services were suspended between Central and Circular Quay but have since resumed
Emergency services were called to George Street in Haymarket at midnight on Wednesday to investigate reports a pedestrian had been trapped under the vehicle.
Police from Sydney City Police Area Command found the girl with critical injuries.
Emergency services, including police rescue and Fire and Rescue NSW officers, worked for some time to free the teenager.
She was treated at the scene by NSW Paramedics but could not be revived.
A 52-year-old man driving the tram was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
Transport for NSW spokesman Howard Collins issued a statement extending the agency’s condolences to the girl’s family.
“Everyone at Transport for NSW is saddened by the death of a teenage girl at a light rail stop in central Sydney overnight,” he said.
“We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and loved ones.
“We thank emergency services, staff and anyone who rendered assistance for their efforts last night and we will provide our staff with the support they need.”
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