Appeal following fatal collision in Hoylake

Merseyside Police has confirmed that a woman has died following a road traffic collision in Hoylake on Saturday 1 October.

Officers were called just after 1.45pm, to reports of a serious collision where a white Mercedes Sprinter van being driven on Birkenhead Road at its junction with Lee Road had been in collision with a pedestrian.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services the 72-year-old woman sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the van, a 51-year-old man from Wirral was arrested and taken into police custody. He has since been interviewed and released under investigation.

The lady’s next-of-kin has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, CCTV and dash camera footage which may assist the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, Lead Investigating Officer for the MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit said, “My thoughts and those of my team are with the lady’s family who are being supported. Despite an arrest having been made in connection with her death, I appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to please get in touch.

“An investigation is ongoing and I would ask that if you were in the area at the time, to please review your CCTV or dashcam in case the incident was captured.

“Every piece of information, no matter how small, could help us with our ongoing enquiries. I would also like to thank those that helped at the scene for your kindness.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 23000948676.

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