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Investigation underway after fatal collision in Liverpool

The junction of Prescot Road and Bell Street, where the collision took place Credit: Google Maps

Merseyside Police can confirm an investigation is currently underway following a fatal road traffic collision in Liverpool in the early hours of Monday 25th December.

The collision occurred at the junction of Prescot Road and Bell Street in Old Swan at 4.35am when a BMW car was in collision with a bus stop following a short police pursuit.

The front seat passenger of the car, a male in his 30s, was taken to hospital where he has since passed away. Work is ongoing to confirm the identity of the male and inform his next of kin. The male driver of the car was detained at the scene.

The incident has been referred to the IPCC.

Prescot Road is currently closed between the junctions of Green Lane and St Oswalds Street to allow for an investigation to be carried out and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

We were notified of a fatal road traffic incident in Liverpool this morning by Merseyside Police.

We have begun an independent investigation as initial information suggests the collision was preceded by a short police pursuit.

We have deployed an investigator to the scene and police post incident procedures.

– Spokesperson for the IPCC
  • Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact MSOC Roads Policing Officers on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.