A man has died after being involved in a collision with a tram in Manchester city centre. The incident happened at approximately 1815 on Saturday 11th January at the junction of Market Street and High Street with eyewitness reports saying that the man was trapped under the tram.
Witnesses on the scene reported that the man was hit by the tram and then dragged underneath the vehicle – M5000 3037 – with some suggesting he was trapped underneath the centre of the tram. Although the man was initially responsive to people who had gone to his aid he quickly lost consciousness and tragically was pronounced dead.
At times following tragic incidents like this it seems to be of secondary concern but obviously Manchester Metrolink services were severely disrupted as a result. No trams were able to run between Victoria and Piccadilly until 2145 and all other routes were also reporting severe delays with LRVs and drivers presumably out of place.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this incident and it should be remembered that although obviously a tragic incident they do occur very rarely.