Boy, 10, fighting for life as tram smashes into bike on busy road



    The collision took place in Audenshaw, Greater Manchester and prompted a major emergency service response.

    The boy, who has not been named, was taken to hospital by an air ambulance, Greater Manchester Police confirmed in a statement that was issued this morning. 

    He suffered a serious head injury and is in a life-threatening condition. 

    The police have said that enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made. 

    Pictures from the scene showed a stationary tram in the middle of the road with a police cordon around it. 

    Three fire engines from the Greater Manchester Fire service attended alongside the air ambulance and police, as well as a technical rescue unit.

    Officers are asking for anyone who may have any information regarding the incident that took place on a “relatively busy road” to contact them. 

    Police Sergeant Andrew Page of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “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.”

    Members of the public who can help with the police enquiries should get in touch with GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or 101 quoting incident 2747 of 01/09/21.

    This is a breaking news story… More to follow 


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