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Boy critical after being hit by car in Wirral

The junction where Irby Road meets Thurstaston Road in Wirral Image copyright Google
Image caption The boy was hit at the junction of Irby Road and Thurstaston Road in Wirral

A boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Wirral.

The boy, thought to be around 12-years-old, was taken by air ambulance to hospital after the collision on Irby Road at around 14:40 on Saturday.

A silver Peugeot 206 struck the boy at the junction of Thurstaston Road. The driver stopped at the scene and is assisting Merseyside Police with their inquiries.

The boy remains in a critical condition at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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