15-year-old boy remains in hospital after Southport car crash in which his mother died


A teenage boy remains in hospital with serious injuries after a tragic car crash in which his mother died.

The 15-year-old suffered two broken legs, a broken hip and a broken arm when the car his 53-year-old mother was driving hit a tree in Southport.

The black Peugeot 307 was travelling along Wennington Road at around 11.30pm on Friday when it hit a tree as it approached the junction with Chester Avenue and Chester Road.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and her son, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to Alder Hey Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Merseyside police said the woman’s family have been informed, and today confirmed the two people involved were mother and son.

A file has not yet been passed to the coroner and investigations are continuing into the circumstances of the collision.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved and officers from the force’s Road Police Investigation Unit are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the car in the Wennington Road area, immediately prior to the collision, to get in contact.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 or the Roads Policing Unit directly on 0151 777 5747.


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