It began with a crash and a screech of tyres as the tram pushed the car along at an angle at 2.54pm.
In less than ten minutes all emergency services were present. Clearly someone is trapped in the car. It looks serious. A tweet from Yarra Trams at 3.09 informs subscribers of their Twitter feed of the the delay to St Kilda Road tram services.
The tram is moved back to give firemen access to the driver's door. An air compressor driven device wrenched the door open and firemen folded the door back. The car driver is removed and put in an ambulance at 3.30.
Two camera men capture footage, probably for tonight's tv news. Trams moving again at 3.45. Roads re-opened at 3.56. No tweet from Yarra Trams about the trams resuming as I publish at 4.02.
Later edit: Trying to work whether the tram driver or the motorist was at fault has preoccupied me. I recall what I heard, the collision and then the sound of of squealing rubber tyres. I did not hear the tram gong a warning, nor the tram electro magnetic brakes clamping down onto the track. Cars face a turn arrow where the cars turn into Toorak Road, either red or green of course. There is also a camera to snap motorists turning illegally against a red arrow. Channel 7 news confirmed the motorist was at fault, as I thought by what I heard. The middle aged woman turned against the red arrow as the tram proceeded through the intersection. Funny isn't it. People make mistakes and of course one feels sorry for the injured woman, but there was not an innocent person hurt.