A 21 year-old man who was arrested following a hit-and-run car accident in West Kirby which left a 16 year-old boy with serious head injuries has been released on bail, police said today.
The boy was struck by a car near the Wro bar and restaurant in Grange Road, West Kirby, just after 7pm on Friday night. He was given emergency treatment by paramedics before being taken by ambulance to the Walton Centre in Liverpool.
Merseyside Police today said that the boy’s condition in hospital is now described as “critical but stable”.The 21 year-old man, from Hoylake, was arrested by detectives on Saturday morning after extensive police enquiries during Friday night. He was held on suspicion of drink-driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and failing to stop after an accident.
Police said they were investigating reports that the car had been speeding in West Kirby shortly before the accident.
A silver Vauxhall Corsa car, believed to have been involved in the accident, was recovered by police and forensics officers from Harrington Avenue in Hoylake.
A police spokesperson today confirmed: “The 21 year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries.”