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Police appeal for information after a 13yr old boy who was riding a moped is left in critical condit

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Waterloo tonight (Sunday, 8 January 2017). Emergency services were called to St John’s Road, close to its junction with Norma Road, at about 6.45pm to reports that a moped had been in collision with a grey Volvo XC90 car. A 13-year-old boy who was riding on the moped sustained a head injury and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital for further treatment. His condition is described as critical. Shortly before the incident, the moped rider is believed to have been with a small group on mopeds and pedal cycles, and the moped was ridden away from the scene by a member of the group before police arrived. Officers are making enquiries to locate the moped. The driver of the car was not injured and stopped at the scene. They are helping police with enquiries. While enquiries are made at the scene, St John’s Road is closed in both directions near its junction with Norma Road/Thorndale Road and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes. Roads Policing Sergeant Mark Keenan said: “We would appeal to anyone who witnessed this collision, or anyone who saw the group before or after the incident to contact police. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who knows the whereabouts of the moped involved as the information they have could prove very helpful to our investigation. “A 13-year-old boy has been seriously injured in this collision and it is vital we find out exactly what happened.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Roads Policing on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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