Two children hurt in separate crashes

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Police are still keen to hear from witnesses of separate road incidents in which two 11-year-olds were seriously injured.

Officers issued a re-appeal for information this week after an 11-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in a crash on the St Helens Linkway, near Rainhill Stoops, at about 3.30pm on October 4.

The youngster was cycling with two friends when he was in collision with a Ford Fiesta.

Sgt Jason Higham, from the MSOC Roads Policing unit, said: “The boy remains in hospital in a serious condition. We are appealing for anyone who saw the incident, and who hasn’t already spoken to police, to call officers now.

“In particular, we are appealing to two other boys who were cycling with the 11-year-old boy at the time of the incident. We are very keen to speak with them.”

Police also want to hear from witnesses after an 11-year-old girl was injured in a crash on Dentons Green Lane last Tuesday (October 14).

Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 5.30pm and, on arrival, found an 11-year-old girl with serious injuries to her head.

She too was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for treatment - where her condition was described as “serious”.

The driver of the car involved, a Black Renault Megane, stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries. Officers closed the road for about five hours for collision investigation work to be carried out.

Anyone who witnessed either incident and has not yet spoken to the police can call the collision investigation team on 0151 777 5747.