A pensioner has died of her injuries after a car crash in Meols,  police have confirmed.

The 77-year-old woman was a passenger in a Suzuki which collided with a BMW in Birkenhead Road, at around noon on Saturday.

She was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital, where she later passed away.

The woman's family have been informed. The deceased has not been named by the authorities.

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.