Multiple casualties after car hits crowd of people in Trafford Park - live updates
Several people have been seriously injured after reports a car struck a crowd in Trafford Park tonight.
Emergency crews were called to a collision near a roundabout on Europa Way shortly before 10pm.
The ambulance service said five people were believed to be seriously injured and were described as 'major trauma' patients. The road has been closed off by police.
An eyewitness said he saw a forensic tent being put up on the scene.
A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 9.49pm to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrians. We currently have five patients, all in a serious condition. We have four ambulances, an advanced paramedic, a senior clinician and three hazardous area response teams (HART) at the scene."
GMP said: "At 9.50pm this evening, Thursday 31 May, police were calle d to Europa Way, Trafford Park to reports that a car had collided with a number of pedestrians.
"Emergency services are at the scene and there are currently five reported injuries.
"The car failed to stop at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle.
"There is no evidence to suggest that this is terrorism related at this stage."
We'll bring you more on this breaking story below
- Full statement from GMP
- Police looking for blue BMW
- 'Distressed people' at scene
- 'People were flung everywhere'
- What we know so far
Roads closed by incident
Transport for Greater Manchester have just published details of the roads affected by the investigation.
- Europa Way closed from Westinghouse Road - Vil lage Circle and at the junction with Village Way & Eighth Street.
- Westinghouse Road is closed at the junction with Main Avenue
- Wharfside Way is fully closed
Full statement from GMP
Hereâs the latest from an officer at the scene:
Today at 10 to 10pm, we were called to reports of a single vehicle RTC (road traffic collision) involving multiple casualties. Thereâs no evidence at this stage to indicate itâs a deliberate act or linked to any form of terrorism. We believe at this stage it was an accident. Enquiries are ongoing.
We are asking for the publicâs assistance in identifying a vehicle involved in this, and we want them to report that to us, that vehicle being a BMW 330d in blue, registration YA17 VSJ. That vehicle, if any member of the public has seen it tonight, or has seen it in the area, or who knows who was driving that vehicle, to please contact pol ice on 101.
Regards to the casualties, we can confirm there were five casualties that were taken from this location to a hospital in Greater Manchester. Their injuries are described as serious trauma injuries, however at this stage I canât go into further details. I ask you for support in that while we contact next of kin to identify individuals who were taken to hospital.
Obviously, the road is still closed and will be closed for some hours to come.
Police looking for blue BMW
Greater Manchester Police have just said that they are looking for the publicâs help in locating a blue BMW 330D, registration number YA17 VSJ
Video from scene
This shows the emergency services on the scene in large numbers.
Police update expected
The emergency services are continuing their work on Europa Way.
Weâre expecting more details from a senior officer at the scene soon.KEY EVENT
'Distressed people' at scene
Hereâs the latest from our reporter Rebecca in Trafford Park
Thereâs a really heavy police presence. A number of roads have been cordoned off with tape and traffic cones.
Earlier on I saw a group of young people, who said that within the cordon there were some really distressed people. They were going there to hand out water to them.
The area is full of industrial buildings so itâs usually very quiet at this time of night.
Police helicopter above
The National Police Air Service helicopter based at Barton is helping the operation at Trafford Park.KEY EVENT
'People were flung everywhere'
An eyewitness said he saw a forensic tent being put up inside the cordon. The man, who did not want to be named, told us:
It happened at about 9.50pm, give or take a couple of minutes. A car hit five or six people. People were flung everywhere. I saw a man in a bush afterwards and a lady with head injuries.
New images from Trafford Park
We now have more pictures from the scene by our photographer - they show the extent of the emergency service response:
Our reporter Rebecca Day is on the scene. She says John Gilbert Way and several other streets are closed off at the moment.KEY EVENT
What we know so far
- Police and ambulance crews were called to reports of a collision on Europa Way in Trafford Park at around 9.50pm
- Five peopl e are confirmed to have suffered serious injuries in the incident
- A car struck several pedestrians, then left the scene, GMP said
- Officers are now searching for the vehicle and a number of roads in Trafford Park have been shut
- Police do not believe the incident is terror-related at this stage
Emergency services on scene
Lots of people are still on the scene with a large number of emergency service vehicles also presentKEY EVENT
Latest from the scene
We now have a reporter and photographer on the scene and will bring you more details soon.
At the moment, police are searching for the car which hit several people then left the scene.
Where it happened
Emergency crews are currently on Europa Way in Trafford Park.KEY EVENT
Latest from GMP
GMP have just issued a statement on Twitter:
Officers are currently responding to a collision in Trafford.
At 9.50pm this evening, Thursday 31 May, police were called to Europa Way, Trafford Park to reports that a car had collided with a number of pedestrians.
Emergency services are at the scene and there are currently five reported injuries.
The car failed to stop at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is terrori sm related at this stage.
Several injured after collision in Trafford Park
Weâre just hearing that a car has hit several people in Trafford Park tonight. More details very soon.Source: Google News