How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Man suffers serious leg injuries after being hit by a tram

    By Jonathan Brown on February 18, 2017

    Man suffers serious leg injuries after being hit by a tram

    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.

    Serious delays

    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

    Share On

       

    Date Published: February 18, 2017

    Author: Jonathan Brown

    Category: News

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.