Man dies in tragic incident at Switch Island

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic incident in Netherton today, Friday 18 February.

Officers were contacted at just after 2.10pm to reports that debris had struck the windscreen of a vehicle at Switch Island/Dunningsbridge Road.

A male passenger in the vehicle was injured. Paramedics attended at the scene but the man, who is in his 50s, was sadly pronounced dead. The male driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The passenger’s next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained officers and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Sergeant Amy Murray said, “This is a very tragic incident and our sympathies go out to the family and friends of the passenger and anyone else who has been affected.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area of Switch Island/Dunningsbridge Road, heading towards Aintree, from Maghull, at around 2pm who saw anything or captured anything significant on their dash cam to contact us as they may have information which is vital to our enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information or dashcam footage is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting log 566 of 18 February.


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