Officers investigating a serious collision on The Strand in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of today (Saturday 7 October) have arrested a second person and are appealing for a Hackney cab driver to come forward.
A white Audi TT, travelling a speed, came to the attention of patrols at about 1.10am.
Soon after, the vehicle was in collision with a private hire car on The Strand near its junction with Brunswick Street, which was in turn involved in a collision with a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries where his condition remains critical.
The private hire driver, a man in his 50s, also required treatment for neck injuries.
A passenger of the Audi was detained at the scene, and a 53-year-old woman from Southport was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and has been taken into custody to be interviewed.
A 36-year-old man from Southport has now also been arrested in connection with the investigation.
The driver of the Audi made off on foot and it is believed he left the city centre in a black Hackney cab. We are appealing for that driver to come forward as efforts are ongoing to locate the driver.
The Strand has now re-opened in both directions having earlier been closed between James Street and Chapel Street while officers investigated at the scene and emergency services dealt with the incident.