Whitefield man killed by tram in Manchester city centre

Bury Times: Whitefield man killed by tram in Manchester city centre Whitefield man killed by tram in Manchester city centre

POLICE have named the man who died after being hit by tram in Manchester city centre.

Dave Ball, aged 48, of Whitefield, was struck by a tram in High Street outside Debenhams at about 6.15pm on Saturday.

He was prounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Peter Cushing, TfGM’s Metrolink Director, said: "On Saturday evening, a fatal collision unfortunately occurred on High Street involving a pedestrian and a tram.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends affected, and we will ensure the driver involved is offered counselling.

"The scene was closed off by the police and services were unable to run through the city centre for around three hours, inevitably causing disruption to all lines.

"We acted swiftly and did as much as we possibly could at short notice to both minimise the level of disruption and keep people informed subsequent to this tragic event."

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1:17pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bolton bandit says...

Ban trams their dangerous to the public thats what ghey say about
cars and trucks isn't it.
Ban trams their dangerous to the public thats what ghey say about cars and trucks isn't it. bolton bandit
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1:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bolton bandit says...

The above should read thats what they say about cars and trucks
The above should read thats what they say about cars and trucks bolton bandit
  • Score: -7

2:48pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Ex Pat of Bury says...

And their should read they are-----------------
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And their should read they are----------------- --- Ex Pat of Bury
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4:05pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Buryboy1986 says...

Maybe we should be using these comments to pass sympathy to the poor blokes family. Not pointing out trivial syntax errors.
Maybe we should be using these comments to pass sympathy to the poor blokes family. Not pointing out trivial syntax errors. Buryboy1986
  • Score: 6

12:03pm Tue 14 Jan 14

buckfeed17 says...

My thoughts go out to the family of the deceased. I still can't get my head around how this happened at a very slow part of the track.
My thoughts go out to the family of the deceased. I still can't get my head around how this happened at a very slow part of the track. buckfeed17
  • Score: 5

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