Boy taken to hospital after collision with tram

A 10 year old boy has been taken to hospital in Manchester after he was hit by a tram on Droylsden Road while riding his bike. The collision happened at approximately 1930 on Wednesday 1st September with the boy taken to hospital with life threatening injuries by air ambulance.

The boy is reported as having serious head injuries with Police Sergeant Andrew Page of Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit saying: “Our thoughts are currently with the young boy who remains in hospital receiving urgent medical attention. Our main priority at this stage is establishing the full circumstances surrounding this collision so we can provide his family with the answers they need. This collision occurred early evening on a relatively busy road so we’re confident there are people who may have witnessed the collision or be holding information or footage that could greatly assist our enquiries. We would urge anyone who thinks they be able to assist to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Danny Vaughan, TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, said: “This is a deeply upsetting incident and our immediate concerns and thoughts are with the young boy – who we hope more than anything will be ok – and his family. The collision has been referred to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and is now the subject of an ongoing police investigation and we will do whatever we can to support this.”

The incident happened on the East Manchester Line to Ashton-under-Lyne with services suspended beyond Velopark while the emergency services attended the scene.

Our thoughts are with all affected by this incident.

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