AN 88-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital following a road accident in Prenton.

Officers from the force's Matrix Serious Organised Crime, Roads Policing Unit were called to the junction of Woodchurch Road and Prenton Dell Road at around 3.10pm, on February 11.

Patrols attended and found a white Renault Bippa van had been in collision with a male pedestrian.

The victim was taken to Fazakerley Hospital, where he received treatment for serious head injuries.

His condition is described as critical.

The driver of the van stopped at the scene and is helping officers with their inquiries.

An investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

Sergeant Jason Higham, from Matrix Serious Organised Crime Roads Policing Unit, said: "The collision happened at a really busy time of the afternoon as the school run was in full swing.

"A number of people stopped at the scene and I would like to thank them for their help with our inquiries.

"However, I still really need to speak to people who witnessed the collision, or have any other information, but haven't come forward already."

Anyone with information should call officers from the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747 or via the police non-emergency 101