Park and collide!
Reporter: LUCY KENDERDINE
Date online: 14 May 2014
METROLINK services hit a bump yesterday when a tram collided with a poorly-parked van in Oldham town centre.
The Rochdale-bound tram hit the van, which was parked at an angle in a loading bay, slightly blocking the Union Street tracks. Metrolink services between Westwood and Rochdale were delayed by around 30 minutes as the motorist and Metrolink driver exchanged details.
A Metrolink spokesman confirmed the incident is under investigation by police.
Van driver Paul Frost said: “The Metrolink driver should have stopped before this happened. They had all the time coming from the King Street stop to realise there was a van there.
“I thought I had left enough room; I realise now I hadn’t pulled far enough into the bay - but the tram driver still should have seen me and stopped.”
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