Man seriously injured after being struck by tram in Anchorsholme

A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a tram in Anchorsholme yesterday evening (Wednesday, November 24).

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 5:27 pm

The man, aged in his 60s, suffered a serious head injury in what Blackpool Transport described as a 'major accident' on the tramway at the Fleetwood Road crossing in Little Bispham at 6.20pm.

He was reportedly given first aid by a member of the public before paramedics arrived and took him to Royal Preston Hospital for emergency treatment.

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A police spokesman said: "We were called at just before 6:20pm last night (Wednesday, November 25) to the report of a collision between a man and a tram on Queens Promenade, Blackpool.

"The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a serious head injury. He remains there at this time.

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident reference 1136 of November 24."

North West Ambulance Service has been approached for an update on his condition.

The man, aged in his 60s, suffered a serious head injury in what Blackpool Transport has described as a 'major accident' on the tramway in Queens Promenade, near Anchorsholme Park, at 6.20pm. Pic: Google

Blackpool Transport said the incident is being investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

A spokesman for Blackpool Transport said: "There was a serious incident on the tramway at Little Bispham last night in which a tram collided with a pedestrian at the Fleetwood Road crossing.

"This resulted in the pedestrian suffering significant injuries.

"A full investigation is now underway led by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and Office of Rail and Road.

"Blackpool Transport is fully cooperating with the inquiry."

The tramway was closed until around 10pm whilst police worked at the scene, with northbound services told to terminate at Little Bispham and southbound services at Thornton Gate.

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