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Lorry collides with Sheffield tram-train on first day of new service

The tram's windscreen appears to have smashed Credit: Darren Bailey

Tram services have been suspended in Attercliffe after a collision between a new Sheffield tram-train and a lorry

The crash happened on the first day of the new tram-train service.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach Supertram, the operator, said: "We can confirm that a collision took place this afternoon between a lorry and one of our vehicles shortly before 3.20pm on Staniforth Road.

"No-one has been seriously injured however a small number of people were treated at the scene for minor injuries."

They added they are assisting police with their inquiries.

Credit: Darren Bailey

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that road closures are in place, and urged motorists to avoid the area.

A spokesperson said: "At this time no-one is thought to be seriously injured. Please avoid the area and plan alternative routes."

A lorry and tram-train have collided Credit: Darren Bailey

Darren Bailey, a rail enthusiast from Doncaster, says he was on the tram at the time.

He told ITV News: "We'd just left Attercliffe tram stop when I heard this mighty bang.

"People were being thrown all over. I just looked up and saw the side of a lorry."

Mr Bailey added: "It was a bit of a shock to say the least."

Stagecoach Supertram advise passengers to check their Twitter page for travel updates.

The tram and lorry hit a lamppost Credit: Nicola Hinchcliffe