Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a brother and sister suffered serious injuries in a road traffic collision in Wirral this afternoon. The six-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl were crossing the road a Marine Promenade when the collision occurred at 2pm.
The 65-year-old driver of the silver BMW X-Trail 4X4 stopped at the scene and is helping police with enquiries. A routine breath test was carried out, the result was negative. Both children were taken by ambulance under police escort to Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
The six-year-old boy has a serious head injury and is described as critical at this time. His sister, 8, has a fracture to her left leg and her condition is described as serious but not life-threatening. Their mother, who was with them at the time of the incident, is with them at hospital.