A 15-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being knocked down by a car in St Helens.
At around 8.30am, it was reported that a Vauxhall Astra had been in collision with a pedestrian on St Helens Linkway, near the junction with Elton Head Road.
Emergency services attended and the pedestrian, a 15-year-old boy, has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.
The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene to assist with enquiries.
Road closures are currently in place from Micklehead Roundabout and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 176 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.