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Eight year-old boy fighting for his life after being hit by an Uber vehicle

17 Jul 2019


An eight year old boy and a seven year old girl have been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with what is believed to be an Uber vehicle.

The children were on their way to school when the collision happened, leaving the girl with minor injuries and the boy fighting for his life. 

It is understood that the driver collided with the children on a pedestrian crossing on Stopgate Lane, Fazakerley at around 8.15am today.

According to the ECHO the driver involved, who stopped at the scene of the incident, was driving a vehicle carrying Uber markings.

It is understood that the boy, who lives close to the spot where the collision happened suffered a head injury.

A police spokesperson said: "We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Walton this morning, Wednesday, 17 July.

"At around 8.15am, patrols were called to Stopgate Lane to reports a Toyota Prius had been in collision with an eight-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl.

"Emergency services attended and the boy has been taken to hospital in a critical condition. The girl has been taken to hospital for treatment of a minor leg injury. The driver of the vehicle stopped at scene to assist with enquiries.

"Road closures remain in place on Stopgate Lane and anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to get in touch."

Sergeant Martin Mayne, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are currently working to establish the full circumstances of this collision which has left a young boy with critical injuries.

“The incident occurred at a busy time of day in a populated area and we know a number of people must have seen the collision or the lead up to it. I would like to thank the many witnesses that are already assisting our enquiries and would ask anyone who was in the area or nearby, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage to please get in touch.

“We are determined to piece together the exact circumstances and any information or footage could greatly assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 176 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747. Alternatively you can contact @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111


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