Man and woman seriously hurt as car fire shuts major road

By Benjamin Roberts-haslam

Two people have been left with serious injuries after a car blaze on a major road in the early hours of Sunday.

At around 4.50am police received reports of a collision on Pilch Lane, at the roundabout with East Prescot Road where a vehicle had collided with a wall.

It was also reported that the car was on fire.

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Emergency services arrived at the scene, with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service putting out the fire.

A man and woman suffered serious injuries as a result of the blaze.

Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the full circumstances and officers remain at the scene while CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries are carried out.

Road closures remain in place during the investigation. Motorists are advised to avoid the area where possible.

Roads Policing Sergeant Simon Duffy said: “We are in the very early stages of investigating a serious RTC in Dovecot this morning.

“Officers will remain in the area and road closures will be in place today while enquiries are carried out to establish the full circumstances.

“If you were in the area of Pilch Lane and East Prescot Road this morning and witnessed anything or have any CCTV or dashcam footage then please let us know. Information you hold could be vital to assist our enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call Merseyside Police's Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email rpiu@merseyside.police.uk or contact @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 21000703076.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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