Four people are rushed to hospital after tram and Mercedes crash into each other  

Four people are rushed to hospital after tram and Mercedes crash into each other

Four people have been rushed to hospital after a tram and a Mercedes crashed into each other tonight.

The crash near Velopark tram stop in Greater Manchester caused huge delays for fans heading to the Etihad Stadium.

Pictures showed fire crews at the scene near the Asda supermarket, with the area taped off following the crash.

Four people have been taken to hospital after a tram and a Mercedes crashed

Four people have been taken to hospital after a tram and a Mercedes crashed

Two fire engines raced to the scene, where four people had to be rescued from the vehicle to be assessed by paramedics before they were taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: ‘Earlier this evening, just before 6pm, two fire engines from Philips Park and Gorton fire stations were called to a road traffic collision on Ashton New Road, Manchester, involving a car and a tram. 

‘The Technical Response Unit from Leigh also attended the scene.

The crash near Velopark tram stop in Greater Manchester caused huge delays for fans heading to the Etihad Stadium

The crash near Velopark tram stop in Greater Manchester caused huge delays for fans heading to the Etihad Stadium

‘Four people were extricated from the vehicle and were assessed by a fire service trauma technician and paramedics from North West Ambulance Service before being conveyed to hospital. 

‘Firefighters worked alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police to make the area safe and departed after just over an hour at the scene.’

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