As a tram collides with a bike on a busy route, a 10-year-old boy is struggling for his life.
After being hit by a tram in Greater Manchester, a 10-year-old kid is fighting for his life in hospital.
The crash happened at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Audenshaw, Greater Manchester, and triggered a significant emergency reaction.
The youngster, who was riding a bike at the time of the crash and has not been identified, was flown to hospital by an air ambulance, according to a statement released by Greater Manchester Police this morning.
He had a significant head injury and is currently in critical condition.
The investigation is still underway, and no arrests have been made, according to the police.
A police cordon around a stalled tram in the middle of the road in photos from the site.
The Greater Manchester Fire Service sent three fire engines, as well as an air ambulance, police, and a technical rescue squad, to the scene.
Officers are requesting anyone with information about the event, which occurred on a “very busy road,” to contact them.
“Our sympathies are currently with the young kid who remains in hospital getting urgent medical attention,” said Sergeant Andrew Page of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
“At this time, our top concern is to determine the complete circumstances surrounding this crash so that we can provide his family all the information they require.
“Because this collision happened early in the evening on a rather busy road, we’re convinced that there are others who may have witnessed it or who may have information or footage that might substantially aid our investigations.
“Anyone who thinks they might be able to help should contact us as soon as possible.”
“Just after 7.30pm on Wednesday 1 September, fire crews were alerted to reports of a tram colliding with a pedestrian on Droylsden Road, Audenshaw,” a spokeswoman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) stated.
“The incident was swiftly responded by three fire engines from Ashton, Phillips Park, and Stalybridge, as well as the Ashton technical rescue unit.
“Firefighters assisted colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service in making the area safe (NWAS).
“GMFRS workers are still on the scene.”
Danny Vaughan, Head of Metrolink for Greater Manchester, said: “This is a truly disturbing situation, and our first concerns and thoughts are with the small kid – who we hope will be okay above all.”Brinkwire Summary News.”