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A woman was trapped in her car after it collided with a tram in Melbourne overnight causing the tram to derail and crash into a home.
Commander Bob Lanigan from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade said the car and tram hit head-on in High Street, Kew, about 11:15pm, derailing the tram and sending it crashing into a house with two people inside.
Commander Lanigan said the homeowner had been in bed and was lucky to escape injury.
"... He was awoken by some loud bangs and heard something coming through his front yard," he said.
"It actually impacted his bedroom but he's OK, just a bit shaken as you'd imagine."
He said the female driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
"[There were] surprisingly few injuries, the lady in the car has been taken to hospital for observation but she seems to be okay, no doubt in some shock and knocked about a bit," he said.
"There were passengers on the tram as well as the driver and all of those people were uninjured and were able to leave the scene."
Engineers shored up the house, which suffered structural damage, so the tram could be moved.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
[color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=1]PHOTO:[/size][/font][/color] A man was lucky to escape injury when a tram crashed into his home overnight. (Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services)
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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