Driver dies after falling ill in car in St Helens

An elderly driver involved in a crash with a bus and a car on Merseyside after falling ill behind the wheel has died.

The 80-year-old woman, from Wigan, took ill while driving her Suzuki car in Haresfinch Road, St Helens, on Wednesday, police said.

Her passenger, 85, suffered whiplash, and the 48-year-old driver of the other car, a Chrysler, broke her hand.

The elderly driver was taken to hospital but died on Friday.

It is not thought anyone on the bus was injured.

Police have appealed to anyone with information to contact them.

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