Woman hit by tram on Blackpool promenade


The woman was hit at a tram level crossing outside the former miners’ convalescent home on the promenade shortly before noon.

Police cordoned off the lanes while paramedics attended and she was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The age of the woman is unclear at this stage, with police reporting she is in her 50s and the ambulance service reporting she is in her 20s.

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The North West Ambulance Service said the woman suffered “serious but not life-threatening injuries”.

She was walking a dog at the time of the collision, which was taken to a vet and given a full inspection. Fortunately, he is said to be “in good condition with no injuries”.

A police spokesman said: ‘We were called shortly before midday to reports of a collision between a woman and a tram on Queen’s Promenade in Bispham.

“Emergency services responded and the woman, in her 50s, was taken by ambulance to hospital.

The scene of the collision near the Lowther Avenue tram stop in Queen’s Promenade, Bispham. Photo credit: David Scott

“Investigations are ongoing.”

Blackpool Transport has suspended all tram services until further notice while an investigation is carried out.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We were called to the scene at 11.52am and the incident was attended to by a response vehicle, ambulance and emergency doctor.

“A woman in her twenties was taken to hospital.”

Police cordoned off the tram after a pedestrian was reportedly hit near Lowther Avenue in Bispham. Photo credit: David Scott

The ambulance service said it was unable to comment on his injuries at this stage.

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Blackpool Transport tweeted: ‘Due to an accident on Lowther Avenue, all trams have been suspended until further notice.

“We use additional buses on service 1 which are not affected.

“Please try to make alternative travel plans and allow extra time for your trip.

“We will update with more information when we can.”


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