A young woman was hit and killed by a police car in a horrific accident on Christmas Eve.
The victim, who is in his 20s, was hit by a car around 8.10pm last night on Shale Road in Liverpool’s Kensington area.
Paramedics rushed to the scene, but the woman was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
Merseyside Police said no formal identification has yet been made, but that her family has been informed and is being assisted by professional officers.
Police vans and police tape block Shale Road in Kensington, Liverpool last night after the incident
A woman in her 20s was hit by a police car around 8:10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.Photo: Police car at the intersection
It added that it had notified the Independent Police Action Service (IOPC), which was present at the scene of the incident.
Witnesses at the scene told the Liverpool Echo that “there were a lot of police” and one said he saw a woman hit by a car.
One person told the outlet: “It’s horrible. It’s Christmas Eve. It’s no good any way you look at it. It’s heartbreaking.”
It was a heartbreaking night for the city after a woman in her 20s died in a pub shooting in Warrajee, Wirral.
A woman and at least three men were injured when gunmen opened fire on the packed Lighthouse Inn.
A female victim was taken to hospital for her wounds but sadly died the same night
Police say the suspect fled the scene in a dark Mercedes and is still on the run.
Anyone with information about the incident or the shooter’s whereabouts is urged to contact authorities immediately.
Detective Superintendent David McAourian said the shooting occurred in a “busy venue full of young people”.
Merseyside police are seeking eyewitness, CCTV and dashcam footage that could help investigate the Sheil Road crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or filmed anything on their CCTV or dash cams can contact (0151) 777 5747 or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or the Merseyside Police Contact Center on Facebook, Dec. 24. See 857 on Sun-Saturday.