Woman hit by tram in Oldham suffered serious head injuries

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 21 February 2019

It was just before 8.15am when police were called to reports of a person being struck by a Metrolink tram at Mumps Station close to Oldham Way.

Emergency Services including paramedics and fire crews attended the scene with the victim, understood to be a woman in her 20s, being rushed to hospital via air ambulance.

It caused a number of roads in the surrounding area to be closed while trams on the Rochdale Line were suspended during the height of the morning rush hour.

Services didn’t return to normal until later the same afternoon.

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The pedestrian, who was hit by the tram, was taken to Salford Royal Hospital with serious head injuries although it was later confirmed they weren’t life-threatening or life-changing.

The tram was also damaged at the front.

Police had cordoned off Yorkshire Street, Union Street and Princes Street, although those cordons were lifted just before 11am.

Police at the scene of Oldham Mumps, where a woman was hit by a tram on Wednesday.

The Rochdale line for the Metrolink has returned to normal this morning (Thursday 21st February).


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