A pensioner has been seriously injured in a car crash at Meols.

The 78-year-old woman was a passenger in a Suzuki which collided with a BMW in Birkenhead Road, at around noon yesteday.

She was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital with internal injuries and was said to be in a serious condition.

A police spokesman said: “Patrols were called to Birkenhead Road, at about 11.55am, following a report that a Suzuki Swift and a BMW had been in collision.

“Officers from the Matrix Serious and  Organised Crime Roads Policing Unit attended and found a 78-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Suzuki Swift, with internal injuries.

”Two other women from the Suzuki, including the driver, received minor injuries.

"Another woman who was driving the BMW was unhurt.

"Collision investigators attended the scene and a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has been launched."

Anyone who witnessed the accident should call the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.