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A 16-year-old boy was treated by emergency services at the scene on Droylsden Road, in Audenshaw, before being taken to hospital

Emergency services have rushed out to a busyTamesideroad following a crash involving a 16-year-old boy. The A662 Droylsden Road, in Audenshaw, is currently closed in both directions near the border with Droylsden.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) says the crash involves a vehicle which hit a tram post on North Drive, which took place at around 8pm tonight (October 15). The boy was rescued by firefighters.

Police and paramedics are also at the scene. Witnesses have reported seeing more than 30 emergency service vehicles at the scene.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: Just after 8pm this evening (Saturday, October 15), two fire engines from Ashton and Philips Park fire station, along with the Technical Response Unit were called to reports of a vehicle colliding into a tram post on North Drive, Audenshaw.

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The crews arrived quickly at scene and worked to rescue one 16-year-old boy from the vehicle. GMFRS worked with colleagues from North West Ambulance Service to treat the 16-year-old boy and prepare him for being taken to hospital.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to make the area safe. Firefighters have been in attendance for around an hour and are still at the scene.

The closure is affecting Metrolink services along the Ashton line. In a post on Twitter, a Transport for Greater Manchester spokesperson said: A662 Droylsden Rd, Droylsden is closed due to a police incident.

Metrolink services are unable to operate between Droylsden and Ashton-under-Lyne, passengers can use their tickets on 216 bus services. The closure follows an incident between Kershaw Lane and Manchester Road, according to the Inrix traffic monitoring system.

Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service have also been approached for comment.

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Well bring our live coverage to an end here, but we will provide any updates to this incident on the Manchester Evening News website in the morning.

Droylsden Road remains closed following the crash earlier this evening.

Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service have been approached for comment.

There are no Metrolink services running between Droylsden and Ashton currently.

Due to a road traffic incident in the Audenshaw area, there are no services operating between Ashton-under-Lyne and Droylsden.

Tickets and passes are being accepted on the 216 bus service.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your journey this evening.

The crash involves a 16-year-old boy who has been rescued by firefighters this evening.

Just after 8pm this evening, two fire engines from Ashton and Philips Park fire station, along with the Technical Response Unit were called to reports of a vehicle colliding into a tram post on North Drive, Audenshaw.

The crews arrived quickly at scene and worked to rescue one 16-year-old boy from the vehicle. GMFRS worked with colleagues from Northwest Ambulance Service to treat the 16-year-old boy and prepare him for being taken to hospital.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to make the area safe.

Firefighters have been in attendance for around an hour and are still at the scene.

These are the latest images from the scene.

Droylsden Road in Tameside is currently closed following a crash involving a vehicle which hit a tram post.

A662 Droylsden Rd, Droylsden is closed due to a police incident.

@MCRMetrolinkservices are unable to operate between Droylsden and Ashton-under-Lyne, passngers can use their tickets on 216 bus services.

Transport for Greater Manchester (@OfficialTfGM)October 15, 2022

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