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Truck and packed tram collide leaving 29 injured

UPDATE: Paramedics have assessed 29 people, all are confirmed to be in a stable condition.

Fourteen people in total have been taken to hospital.    All 14 people taken to hospital had minor injuries and were in a stable condition.    The remaining 15 people were assessed at the scene and not taken to hospital.  

9:00AM: Victorian Ambulance Paramedics have confirmed 29 people are being assessed, most for minor injuries.

One man has been taken to The Royal Melbourne Hospital. No details on his condition at this stage.  

8:30 AM: A TRUCK has collided with the a tram full of commuters in Royal Park, Melbourne Monday morning, throwing the tram off its tracks and causing major delays on the busy route.  

The truck carrying soil collided with the tram carrying about 100 passengers just after 8am this morning.  

Tram and truck collide in Royal Park, Melbourne this morning.
Tram and truck collide in Royal Park, Melbourne this morning. Andrew Jefferson

 

Passengers on the side of the road.
Passengers on the side of the road. Andrew Jefferson

The impact of the collision overturned the truck, while the tram's side and windows were smashed in.

Herald Sun transport reporter Andrew Jefferson was on the tram when the accident happened.  

He said it appeared nobody was badly hurt, but the driver was complaining of a chest and shoulder injuries.  

Emergency crews are arriving on scene and treating passengers.  

Ambulance Victoria said it was treating up to 20 people, most for minor injuries.  

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