BREAKING NEWS: Two trams crash in Sheffield

Two trams have collided in Sheffield this afternoon.

Saturday, 24th June 2017, 6:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:52 am
Scene of the crash.

Eyewitnesses said it happened at about 4.30pm in the Middlewood Road area of Hillsborough.

Pictures of the collision show how trams appear to have scraped alongside each other.

Onlooker Matt Mclennan said: "One of them has derailed by the looks of it.

"The traffic is backed up with cars and buses right back to where the Hillsborough Barracks are."

He added the collision was between a tram heading for Middlewood and another on its way to Halfway.

Brian Hodkinson was also at the scene and took some pictures.

He said: "The road is still blocked with no police presence yet.

Tram collision.

"I think they stopped just in time to stop anything major.

"Passengers seemed fine on the trams."

The road is reported to have been temporarily closed.

Stagecoach Supertram tweeted: "Services now running to and from Hillsborough.

The tram collision.

"No service from Hillsborough to Middlewood or Malin Bridge."

Police have arrived at the scene.

Staff at the scene.
The scene of the collision.
Tram collision.
The tram collision.
Staff at the scene.
The scene of the collision.