Man in his 20s now fighting for life after Golf crashes into tree

A man in his 20s is in a critical condition in hospital after a VW Golf hit a tree on a Wirral road.

The emergency services were called out to Lever Causeway in Storeton at around 11.20am today (Sunday) following reports that a black VW Golf had hit a tree.

Paramedics treated three people who were in the car at the scene. The driver, said by police to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital and police have described his condition as critical but stable. No other vehicles were reported to have been involved in the accident.

Police also confirmed to the ECHO that the air ambulance landed at the scene.

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Lever Causeway is closed while police carry out enquires. Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

A police spokesman said to the ECHO: "We are appealing for information after a serious collision in Storeton on Sunday morning (28 March).

"Emergency services were called to Lever Causeway at about 11.20am where it was reported a black VW Golf had been in collision with a tree.

"Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service attended, and the three occupants received medical attention at the scene.

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"The driver has been taken to hospital for further treatment and his condition is described as critical but stable.

"A road closure remains in place on Lever Causeway while police continue enquiries, and motorists are advised to seek alternatives routes."

Anyone who saw the incident or was passing and has any dashcam footage or information is asked to contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter with reference 253 of 28 March.