Air ambulance lands as man seriously injured after car crashes into building

Merseyside Police scene on Village Road in Lower Heswall, Wirral
Merseyside Police scene on Village Road in Lower Heswall, Wirral -Credit:Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo

Two people were taken to hospital after a car crashed into a building.

Emergency services were called to Village Road, Lower Heswall just after 1.30pm on Sunday (April 21) following a serious crash. A grey Fiat Punto had collided with two parked cars on the road, hit two pedestrians and then crashed into a building.

Fire crews removed a 29-year-old man from behind the car. He was taken to hospital by an air ambulance with serious injuries to his leg.

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Fire crews cut off the roof of the car to remove the driver. He was treated by paramedics and then taken to hospital.

A Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Crews were called to a Road Traffic Collision today on Village Road, Heswall. Crews were alerted at 1.31pm and on scene at 1.35pm with two fire engines and the search and rescue team in attendance.

"Crews arrived to find a car had collided with two pedestrians and two stationary vehicles with no occupants. North West Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance were in attendance with one pedestrian taken by air ambulance to hospital and the other by NWAS by road.

"Crews removed the roof of the vehicle to access the occupant of the vehicle who was then assisted from the vehicle by paramedics for further treatment and onward journey to hospital. Merseyside Police were on scene supporting colleagues with cordons and traffic management. Fire crews left the scene at 2.48pm."

Village Road was closed as emergency services dealt with the incident. Debris was scattered across the pavement outside The Open Plan Building Co., which sustained damage to its front wall.

The Fiat Punto was damaged and was towed away from the scene once the road reopened.

About the incident, one resident told the ECHO: "We heard a skid and then a massive crash. We ran out and saw a car in the middle of the road and another crash further down".

Another person said: "I heard a loud bang and came out. I saw a blue car that was parked outside had been knocked into the middle of the road. I ran out to see if there was a person inside."

Merseyside Police Chief Inspector Tom Welch said: "We are in the very early stages of establishing the circumstances of this incident. Officers are currently at the scene and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out.

"We are interested in hearing from anyone who saw the incident and are urging residents with CCTV or smart doorbell footage to check your systems for any evidence. Any information you have, however small you may think it is, could prove to be vital to our enquiries.”

If you witnessed this incident or have any information please contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 514 of 21 April.

You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here:

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