Teenage boy, 14, fights for life after getting trapped under a tram in front of horrified families and cyclists at Blackpool’s Ride the Lights event
- Boy was found trapped underneath a tram on Blackpool’s famous promenade
- He was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he is in critical condition
- Ride the Lights sees cyclists along Blackpool promenade to see illuminations
A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital after getting trapped under a tram in front of horrified families on Blackpool promenade.
The 14-year-old boy was taken to hospital after fire crews freed him from under the tram as people took part in the town’s Ride The Lights event at around 9.50pm yesterday.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service reported he had ‘significant’ injuries and is still in a critical condition at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The Ride the Lights event sees hundreds of families ride along Blackpool’s famous promenade to see its light displays.
A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital after getting trapped under a tram in front of horrified families on Blackpool promenade yesterday. File image
A North West Ambulance Service spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We were called at 9.46pm to the promenade in Blackpool to reports of an accident involving a tram and a pedestrian.
‘We sent two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance and a senior clinician was also on scene.
‘There was one male patient in his teens who was taken to hospital with serious injuries.’
A watch manager for the fire service told The Sun: ‘We were called out to reports of a boy being trapped under a tram in Promenade at 9.50pm last night.
‘Two units from Blackpool and South Shore attended the scene and we used specialist tram equipment to jack the carriage up, to allow us to rescue the boy.
‘He has suffered significant injuries and paramedics took him to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.’