Elderly man fights for his life following a collision with a tram in Manchester

An elderly man is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision with a tram in Manchester.

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Around 6.50pm yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2019) a tram was travelling from Market Street in the direction of Victoria train station when it was involved in a collision with a pedestrian at the junction of High Street and Church Street.

The collision left the pedestrian a 78-year-old man with serious head injuries. he was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The tram driver provided negative samples for alcohol and drugs and no arrests have been made.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and speak to police.

Police Constable Andrew Page of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We’re working to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision which has left a man with serious injuries.

“If you were in the area yesterday evening and you witnessed the collision then please get in touch with us, as your information could be vital in allowing us to piece together what happened.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone with video or dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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