Merseyside Police have confirmed that an 18 year-old man seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Allerton last night, Monday 23rd December, has sadly passed away in hospital.
A second man, also aged 18, remains in hospital in a serious condition and next of kin have been informed and enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.
An appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything significant on dash-cam footage has been launched.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident can direct message @MerpolCC, or call 101, or the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, quoting reference number 860 of 23 December.
Officers were called to Booker Avenue near to West Allerton train station at around 8.40pm to a report of a collision involving a black Volkswagen Tiguan car and a scrambler bike, which is suspected to have been stolen.
Emergency services attended and the two men, both aged 18 years, on the scrambler bike are believed to have suffered serious injuries. One of the injured is described as critical.
It is believed the scrambler bike was travelling in tandem with a second scrambler bike along Booker Avenue when there was a collision between one of the bikes and the VW Tiguan, which had two children, aged nine and 11 years onboard. Witnesses have reported that neither of the bikes had any lights on. The second bike stopped initially and then made off towards Mather Avenue
House-to-house enquiries are being carried out and CCTV opportunities are also being explored.
Chief Inspector Kevin Chatterton, said: “Our enquiries into this incident are at an early stage and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the two scrambler bikes prior to the collision at around 8.40pm.”
Anyone with information in relation to this incident can direct message @MerpolCC, or call 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 860 of 23 December.
Any CCTV or dash cam footage can be uploaded online directly here.
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