Woman, 96, was seriously injured after driving her scooter from a platform to the tracks below
- Woman, 96, rolled her scooter off a train platform in Kirrawee, Sydney
- The elderly woman is in a serious condition with injuries to her face, hip and lower leg
- She was taken to St George Hospital by ambulance to be cared for after an incident
A 96-year-old woman is in a serious condition after her scooter is rolled on train tracks.
The woman was tracked at 10:00 am on Thursday at Kirrawee Station, in Sutherland Shire in Sydney.
The images showed paramedics nursing the woman while she was on the train tracks before they could safely take her to the ambulance.
A 96-year-old woman is in a serious condition after her scooter is rolled on train tracks
Police and NSW fire brigades and rescue operations were also present.
A spokeswoman for the NSW police said that at the time of the incident, the woman was in ‘some type of mobility scooter or wheelchair’.
An NSW Ambulance spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that the woman is in serious condition and has been taken to St. George Hospital.
She has injuries to her face, lower leg and hip.
Services were suspended between Sutherland and Cronulla and replaced by buses.
However, the services have returned to normal at 11:15 AM.
Inspector David Stride, Duty Operations Manager at NSW Ambulance: ‘This is such an unfortunate incident.
The woman was tracked at 10:00 am on Thursday at Kirrawee Station, in Sutherland Shire in Sydney
The images showed paramedics taking care of the woman while she was on the train tracks before they could safely take her to the ambulance
Responding to an incident with an elderly patient is a terrible feeling. We want to reassure our patient as much as possible during the treatment.
“Paramedics have done a fantastic job in such a difficult location.
“It is so important to be extra careful in busy areas. We must take care of the vulnerable members of our community. ‘
A Sydney Trains spokesperson said, “An elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair fell onto the rails of Kirrawee Station at about 9:50 am.
The woman was treated on the spot before being taken to St George Hospital for further treatment.
“All trains traveling from Sutherland to Cronulla were stopped to assist the crew by the emergency crew.
Sydney Trains thanks the quick response from the staff and emergency services.
“Trains have started moving in both directions again.”
A spokesperson for the NSW Ambulance told Daily Mail Australia that the woman is in serious condition and taken to St. George Hospital