Teen critical after falling onto live wires
A TEENAGER is in a critical condition after falling on to live wires on a railway line on the Gold Coast.
The boy was among three 17-year-olds treated for burns on train lines at Pimpama just after 9pm.
Two of the boys were rushed to the specialist burns unit at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with burns to up to 60 per cent of their bodies.
Update, Major Rail Line Incident #Pimpama. QAS transported 3 patients in total. 1 patient transported in a critical Condition to the RBWH. 1 patient transported in a serious condition to the RBWH. 1 patient transported in a serious condition to the Gold Coast University Hospital.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) September 6, 2018
A third boy was treated for serious but stable injuries at Gold Coast University Hospital.
Police said early inquiries suggest the trio found their way on to a private walkway for rail workers when one slipped onto live wires just after 9pm.
The incident suspended Gold Coast train services in both directions for an hour.
Services have now been restored but residual delays are expected.
It follows earlier delays on the line because of system faults around Ormeau, which had commuters waiting up to 40 minutes for services at 7pm on Thursday.