Boy, aged 10, in intensive care after being hit by car on Liverpool Road
A 10 year old boy who was hit by a car earlier this week in Huyton is still in intensive care at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The crash happened on Liverpool Road, with one witness saying the unnamed child was getting off a bus close to the Blue Bell Primary Care Centre when the incident happened.
It is believed that a silver Kia Carens struck the child on Sunday afternoon, the driver of which stopped at the scene and is helping the police – who are still appealing for witnesses.
The eyewitness who called the ambulance after the accident, Chantell Balmer, told the Liverpool Echo:
“He was crying and in a lot of pain. I think the ambulance took him to Alder Hey. He got off the bus and walked in front of it. He didn’t see the car coming and it won’t have seen him come out in front of the bus. The car hit him and he was thrown up the road and by the time I got to him he was unconscious.”
A spokesman for Merseyside police said the boy had a stable night in hospital but remained in a critical condition. He said:
“Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following serious injury road traffic collision in Huyton.
“Emergency services were called to Liverpool Road, Huyton, at about 3.40pm on Sunday, May 7 following a collision involving a silver Kia Carens, and a 10-year-old boy pedestrian.
“Investigations are being carried out at the scene and the Liverpool bound carriageway of Liverpool Road is closed at the junction of Bluebell Lane and diversions are in place, motorists are advised to avoid the area. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact MSOC Roads Policing on 0151 777 5747.
“The child has been taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for treatment and his condition is described as critical.
“The driver of the Kia Carens stopped at the scene and is helping the police.”