The shocking moment a man stumbles and falls underneath a tram in Sheffield city centre

This is the shocking moment a man stumbles and falls on to the tracks as a tram departs in Sheffield city centre.

Thursday, 18th April 2019, 8:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th May 2019, 1:20 pm

Video footage taken at the scene caught the man staggering towards the tram doors at Castle Square before pushing the button to try and open the door.

However, despite his efforts, the tram set off leaving the man to stumble alongside the carriage.

As the tram carried on the man then lost his footing and fell on to the tram tracks and underneath the moving tram.

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Alena Grlakova.
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Trams were held between the Castle Square and Cathedral as emergency services attended the incident to help the man.

The man was helped to his feet with trams delayed for 15 minutes as a result of the incident.

A spokesperson for Supertram said: "We were aware of this incident that occurred over the weekend. Safety is our absolute priority and we have already begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Although not shown in this footage, our own CCTV footage shows that the driver stopped the tram as soon as the person fell over - the man pictured was not injured and walked away from the stop.

"We'd like to take the opportunity to remind customers about the safe use of trams. Once the doors have closed and the tram is ready to depart, customers should not attempt to board.”