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Kendal boy, 9, seriously injured and girl, 5, hurt in Morecambe crash

[P]OLICE are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Morecambe which left a nine-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Police were called around 7.25pm on Sunday (January 29) after reports of an accident close to the Coastal Medical Centre in Heysham Road.

Officers believe a Renault Clio had been involved in a minor collision with a Range Rover in the car park of the Kings Arms Pub off Marine Road Central.

As the Clio made off from the scene, followed by the Range Rover, it was involved in a collision with a Ford Mondeo at the junction with Heysham Road.

A male passenger in the Mondeo, a nine-year-old boy from Kendal, suffered a suspected cardiac arrest at the scene and was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He was later treated for a broken arm and is in a stable condition.

A second passenger, a five-year-old girl, also from Kendal, was treated for minor shoulder injuries and shock.

The driver of the Clio, an 18-year-old man from Heysham, suffered concussion and serious injuries to his abdomen and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for six hours with the driver of the Range Rover later arrested by police in connection with the incident.

Police are appealing for information and would be keen to speak to two men who opened the door to the Clio to help the driver out of the car following the collision.

Sgt Claire Pearson, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a serious road traffic collision in Morecambe.

“Three people have been injured – two seriously – and we want to establish the exact nature of the incident.

“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police to contact us.

“We are particularly keen to trace two men who helped at the scene. Four men opened the door to the Clio in order to help the driver out of the car. We have traced two of those males, but have not yet identified the other two men.

“If you helped at the scene, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference 1188 of January 29.

A 25-year-old man from Lancaster was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed to March 17.

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