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Emergency services have freed a woman whose leg became trapped between a tram and a platform on Wednesday morning.
Paramedics confirmed they were called about 7.30am to the incident at the platform outside The Alfred hospital on Commercial Road in Prahran.
An MFB pumper, rescue unit and commander also attended in addition to a Yarra Trams rescue team.
Yarra Trams spokesman Simon Murphy said the woman is believed to have slipped in the wet conditions and was freed about 8.30am.
The woman aged in her 50s sustained serious leg injuries.
She was trapped for about 45 minutes, and Yarra Trams crews had to jack up the tram to free her leg.
"It [the jack] is part of the normal crew equipment but we had to be extremely careful to the passenger," Mr Murphy said.
Fire crews were called to the scene at 7.41am, an MFB controller said.
The woman was given shelter and pain relief "straight away" while crews worked to free her, Mr Murphy confirmed.
"She has been in the care of medical staff since it happened, in that sense the location was fortunate," he said.
Mr Murphy urged all pedestrians to use caution in the wet weather.
Route 72 trams were resuming on Commercial Road after being diverted via Dandenong Road in both directions.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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