Girl stuck under tram thanks commuters for rescue (video)

Ruth Doherty
Girl dragged under Dublin tram thanks commuters for saving her life
Girl dragged under Dublin tram thanks commuters for saving her life



A 16-year-old schoolgirl who was dragged along by a Luas tram in Dublin has thanked commuters for "saving her life".

Maja Dabkowska was caught under the tram after failing to hear it coming because she was wearing earphones.

She added: I panicked and tripped over - it was right in front of me, and I scrambled onto the platform but my leg slipped and I didn't make it in time.

"My leg got hit by the Luas and got stuck in between the platform and the Luas up to the very top of my thigh. I slid with the Luas for a meter or two, and then I couldn't move."



A number of commuters grouped together to push the carriage off her trapped leg.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror, she said: "No words can describe how thankful I am to all the people that picked the Luas up in order to get me out.

"I can't believe I'm alive, could have died, it's a miracle I haven't lost my leg."

According to the Irish Independent, the incident occurred on the Red Line outside the Jervis Street shopping centre at around 9am on Wednesday morning.

Maja was taken to hospital but is now at home recovering with "loads of painkillers".

She added: "It was a miracle I haven't lost my leg."

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