A man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and causing death by dangerous driving after a 90-year-old woman was hit by a car and killed.
Police and paramedics were called to Acrefield Road, in Woolton, at 7.42pm on Friday, December 15, following reports of a collision. When officers arrived at the scene they found a woman in her 90s who had been hit by a silver Vauxhall Corsa. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and died at the scene. Her family are being supported by specially-trained officers.
A 52-year-old man from Liverpool stopped at the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of drug driving and death by dangerous driving. He was taken to a police station in Merseyside where he remains in custody.
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Road closures were put in place on Glenrose Road, Acrefield Road and Rose Brow as the Roads Policing Unit carried out forensic examinations at the scene. Motorists were advised to avoid the area. Pictures from the scene show a white tent in the middle of the road.
Chief Inspector Phil Thompson said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with the woman’s family during this tragic time and they are being supported by specially-trained officers. Although we have arrested a man at the scene, we are still in the very early stages of our investigation and are appealing for information to help us find out the full circumstances of what happened.
“I would appeal to any motorists who may have been driving on Acrefield Road around this time and have a dash camera in their vehicle to contact us. I would be grateful if you could check your footage as soon as possible and contact our officers if you have captured something of significance.
“If you witnessed this incident, captured it on dashcam or have any CCTV footage, please get in touch with our officers.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have dashcam footage, is asked to contact the Roads Policing Team on 0151 777 5747, email [email protected] or DM @MerPolTraffic on Twitter quoting log 798 of 15 December.
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