Lancashire

Boy, 9, critical after Scarisbrick two-car crash

The road was closed for four hours while investigators attended the scene Image copyright Google
Image caption The road was closed for four hours while investigations took place

A nine-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after two cars crashed in Lancashire.

He suffered head injuries and a neck fracture in the crash near to Hurlstone Hall in Southport Road, Scarisbrick, at about 19:40 BST on Thursday.

The boy was a passenger in a car that was being driven in opposite direction to another when the collision happened.

He was airlifted to hospital and the 32-year-old female driver of the other car suffered serious internal injuries.

She has been left with a punctured lung, broken ribs, a broken elbow and a broken forearm.

The road was closed for four hours while investigations took place.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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