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.
More top news
Police are searching for two children missing from Ayrshire who are thought to have boarded a train to Manchester.
Jeremy the seven-month-old wallaby was taken to a vets on the Isle of Man after being discovered by walkers beside his dead mother.
It's been confirmed that there will be no big screens erected in the Ukrainian capital for away Liverpool supporters to watch the match.