Good Samaritan reveals horrific injuries she suffered when she was punched in the face while coming to the aid of another passenger – but she’s upset there’s been no security view of the incident
- Caitlin Morrison attacked on the Melbourne tram
- Suffered a skull fracture after helping a stranger
- 45-year-old fights to make transport safer
A Good Samaritan has shared the horrific injuries she sustained at the hands of an enemy passenger after trying to help a stranger.
Caitlin Morrison was on her way home on the 57 tram in Melbourne’s Maribyrnong on April 22 when she saw another commuter headbutted by a teenage girl.
The 45-year-old intervened and asked the teen to stop, but was attacked instead and left with three skull fractures, an eye socket fracture and eight abrasions to her head.
“I pulled my head down to protect my face because I received multiple blows to my face,” Ms Morrison told 7NEWS.
Caitlin Morrison, 45 (pictured), stepped in to help another commuter on the 57 tram when she saw them headbutted by a teenage girl
The Melbourne mother was instead targeted by the teen and was left with three skull fractures, an eye socket fracture and eight abrasions to her head (pictured)
‘Then I was rammed into the green pole in the tram.’
Her attacker got off the tram at Flemington Racecourse before the mother waited nearly two hours in Melbourne for an ambulance, after which police eventually took her to hospital.
“(The ambulance) had been upgraded nine times and still not dispatched,” she added.
Ms Morrison was later told by Yarra Trams staff that there was no security footage of the incident as there were no cameras installed on board.
There are more than 300 trams on the network that are not under CCTV surveillance, with Victoria’s Deputy Prime Minister Jacinta Allan vowing to continue rolling out additional security features for trams across the network (stock image)
“The reason given was that (the trams) are too old and too expensive,” she said.
‘Well, how much is my life worth then? If it’s not even worth a camera.’
There are more than 300 trams on the network that do not have CCTV.
“We have rolled out additional cameras and additional security features across the network,” Victoria’s Deputy Prime Minister Jacinta Allan said on Thursday.
“That work continues.”
Ms Morrison continues to speak out about her horrific incident as she fights to make public transport safer.
Her attacker has still not been found.