A man in his 20s was seriously injured after being hit by a tram in Manchester.
Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old male was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after the incident at Monsall Metrolink stop in north Manchester. The collision occurred at 6.20am on Sunday, February 12.
Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.
A ‘rapid response’
The 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his leg near the Monsall tram stop, which lies on the Oldham to Rochdale line.
Emergency services rushed to the scene after receiving reports that a tram had collided with a pedestrian.
Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Thanks to the rapid response of the emergency services this morning, the man is currently receiving treatment in hospital for his injuries.”
It is not yet known how the incident came about or whether the tram or pedestrian are at fault.
The incident caused delays on public transport and the Metrolink’s Rochdale line was closed for over six hours, eventually re-opening at around 1.30pm.
Manchester Metrolink tweeted at the time of the incident: “Due to a medical emergency at Monsall, tickets and passes will be accepted on Northern Rail Train services between Rochdale and Victoria.”
Members of the public were advised by police and the tram service to avoid the area while initial investigations into the collision were undertaken.
“I’d like to thank people for their patience as we carry out our enquiries,” CI Parkin added.
“If anyone witnessed the collision or has any information about it, please contact police.”
Greater Manchester’s Metrolink service carries over 34 million passengers each year. Recent tram line extensions have increased the Metrolink coverage by 27.1%, with 7.2 million miles being covered in the latest figures which reflect the year up to March 2016.
Source: Manchester Evening News
Date Published: February 18, 2017
Author: Jonathan Brown