The 39-year-old, from Sheffield, was seriously injured when he was struck by a tram on West Street in Sheffield city centre at around 10.20pm yesterday.
South Yorkshire Police said the exact circumstances are still under investigation but officers believe the man was involved in an altercation with two others before the collision, which happened close to Fitzwilliam Street and Convent Walk.
Police appeal after man hit by tram in Sheffield
The collision led to the closure of West Street overnight but the road is now open as normal and trams are running again.
South Yorkshire Police said officers are working to identify those involved in the altercation.
They are trawling through CCTV footage from cameras in and around West Street in a bid to establish exactly what happened and who was involved.
In a statement, Stagecoach Supertram said: “We can confirm a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a tram on West Street around 10.15pm last night.
We are supporting the police in any way that we can with their investigation into the circumstances involved in the incident.”
Witnesses or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 939 of May 22.
At around 10.20pm on Wednesday 22 May, it is reported that a 39-year-old man collided with the front side of a tram as it passed Piccolos restaurant close to Convent Walk off West Street. The tram was travelling out of the city centre towards the University stop.
It is reported that shortly before the collision, the injured man was seen to be having an argument with two unknown men.
It is very important that we establish what happened in the moments before this incident occurred. If you were in the area and have any information that may help us as we continue with enquiries please get in touch and tell us what you know.