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A blind Melbourne woman wants tram stops to be overhauled after trams struck both her and her guide dog in separate accidents in the city. Kathryn Beaton 28, fears tram drivers aren't being vigilant when pulling out from stops and is begging for action before "some elderly or a child gets killed".
The legally blind screenwriting student had her first run-in with a tram in April when it clipped her guide dog Zeke in Grant St, Southbank. "[Zeke] managed to drag me across to the other side of the road, even though he was barely conscious," Beaton said.
" I heard it and felt it. [Zeke] jumped backwards into oncoming traffic. Trank God there weren't any cars." For three months, she feared niggling health issues caused by the collision would force Zeke into an early retirement.
Than Beaton had he shoulder dislocated by a tram when it swiped her as it departed from a stop in Epsom Rd, Flemington, on September 14. Beaton, who is yet to fully recover from the injury, was admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for treatment. "I've lost most of the movement in my arm." she said.
"It means I can't rely on a dog any more because it's the same side I use to hold on to Zeke."Yarra Trams spokesman Colin Tyrus said the company was distressed to hear that a tram had hurt Beaton.
He said the driver "was not aware of the incident". Yarra Trams has since referred Beaton to the Transport Accident Commission.
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