Man charged following serious RTC in Liverpool city centre

Merseyside Police has confirmed that a man has been charged following a serious road traffic collision in Liverpool city centre on Saturday 7 October.

Connor Mears, 28, of no fixed abode, has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drugs, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and using a vehicle without insurance.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Wirral Magistrates Court today, Monday 9 October.

Two other people arrested in connection with the incident, a 53-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man from Southport have been released pending further enquiries.

The collision occurred on the Strand (Southbound) at 1:10am on 7 October and involved a white Audi TT, a grey Toyota Auris and a 44-year-old male pedestrian who had been on the footpath.

The pedestrian was treated at the scene for serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, Lead Investigating Officer from the MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit said, “Our thoughts remain with the man’s family at this time. 

“They are being supported by specially trained officers, as they anxiously await an update on his condition.  I would like to thank the local community for their help to date with this investigation, including those who helped the injured people at the scene. 

“Although a man has been charged in connection with this incident, we are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.  Any information could be vital to our investigation, so please get in touch.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 23000974882.

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