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Woman, 70, hit by tram 'serious'

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An investigation is under way into the accident

A 70-year-old holidaymaker is seriously ill after she was knocked down by a seafront tram in Blackpool.

Maureen Foxwell from south Wales was on holiday celebrating her birthday when the accident happened opposite the Norbreck Castle Hotel on the promenade.

Mrs Foxwell of Trynant, Crumlin, was taken to Blackpool Victoria and then to Royal Preston Infirmary after Wednesday's incident.

She is in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital.

The Rail Accident Investigation Bureau were called to the scene. The tram driver was treated for shock.

Lancashire Police said they are investigating and are appealing for witnesses to the accident to come forward.

Pc Dave Cartmell, from Lancashire's Road Policing Unit, said: "I am also keen to hear from people who were actually on the tram. There are a couple of people who we have not yet spoken to and I would be keen to hear from them."

Trams were stopped in the resort for more than an hour while accident investigations took place.

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