BREAKING NEWS: Two children injured in crash

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TWO children and four adults were hospitalised following a crash near Knowsley Safari Park.

Emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle smash on the Prescot Bypass shortly after 6pm last Thursday (June 7).

A four-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were both taken to Whiston Hospital.

The boy had suffered head and stomach injuries and the girl minor chest and hip injuries.

Three adults from the same car were also taken to hospital.

A 33-year-old man suffered a head injury and minor cuts and bruises, a 45-year-old man had injuries to his left leg and a suspected broken pelvis and a 33-year-old woman had sustained shoulder and chest injuries.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to rescue the driver of the other vehicle, a 35-year-old man, and administered oxygen to him prior to the arrival of paramedics.

The casualty was taken to hospital with facial injuries, concussion and pain in his left arm.

An ambulance service spokeswoman confirmed: “We were called at 6.05pm to the stretch of road outside the main entrance of the safari park. Five ambulances were sent to the scene and conveyed each of the casualties to Whiston Hospital.”