A woman and a girl are in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in St Helens this evening.
Police have closed Crab Street after the collision involving two vehicles and two pedestrians at tea time.
It was reported shortly before 5.20pm that a black Fiat Punto and a blue Vauxhall Vivaro van had been in collision, before the Punto was in collision with a 43-year-old woman and girl close to the junction with North Road.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said the two females have been taken to hospital where they are receiving treatment for their injuries, described as critical.
The spokesman added the drivers of the vehicles stopped at the scene and were helping police with enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 763 of 12 March or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.