Man fighting for life after 'falling between gap in double unit tram' in Manchester City Centre

By Amy Walker

A man is in life-threatening condition after 'falling between a gap in between a double unit tram' in Manchester city centre.

Police were called to reports of a man being hit by a tram in a collision at Exchange Square just before 11.30pm on Saturday night (September 11).

Officers attended and conducted first aid before the man was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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He remains in life threatening condition.

A witness, who called 999, said the man appeared to get his jacket trapped in the door and was dragged along the stop.

A Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) spokesperson said: “This is a very upsetting incident and our immediate concerns are with the person injured.

"Our current understanding from information and CCTV footage received at the control centre is that the person fell into the gap between two trams connected as a double unit, although this is subject to ongoing investigation by GMP and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, which has been informed of the incident.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Just before 11.30pm last night (11 September 2021), officers were called to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a tram at Exchange Square in Manchester city centre.

“Officers attended and administered first aid before the arrival of colleagues from NWAS who took him to hospital where he remains in life-threatening condition.

“Enquiries are on-going and anyone who may have seen anything can call 0161 856 4741.”

The Manchester Evening News has approached the North West Ambulance Service for further information.

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