VIDEO: Hero commuters help free schoolgirl trapped under Luas
Published 26/08/2014 | 10:11
Hero commuters and passers-by pushed a Luas tram away from it's platform in a bid to rescue a schoolgirl trapped following a collision.
The schoolgirl was involved in a collision with the tram in Dublin's city centre earlier today.
The incident occurred on the 'Red Line' outside the Jervis Street shopping centre before 9am this morning.
Commuters and passers-by rushed to the teenager's aid, and attempted to push the Luas away from the platform in a bid to free her.
The girl was eventually freed and was rushed to hospital - her injuries are not life-threatening.
It is understood that the girl - whose age is not known - suffered leg injuries and was removed to the Mater Hospital as a precautionary measure.
The attached footage, filmed by Łukasz Piguła and published to Facebook, shows the moment that the girl became trapped beneath the tram.
Elsewhere, at 7.15am this morning, a Red Line tram destined for the city centre collided with a bread van at a stop in Bluebell.
Traffic on the Naas Road and the Kylemore Road was affected briefly as a result.
According to a LUAS spokesperson, both incidents were minor and all services are now operating as normal.