Man hit by a car outside Vine Court
Reports suggest he is now recovering from bruising and fractures in hospital
A man was hit by a car outside Vine Court student accommodation on Myrtle Street at around 10.10 pm yesterday evening. The area was cordoned off and police cars and an ambulance were present at the scene.
According to the student Vine Court group chat, this incident was a "hit and run". Reports from the same source also confirmed the victim's first name and that he was not a student, but the boyfriend of a Vine Court resident visiting from home.
Merseyside police responded to questions on twitter by naming the incident an RTC (Road Traffic Collision):
This morning, the Merseyside Police issued a statement on the incident, appealing for information via their Twitter.
In a statement, they said: "At around 10.10pm, a call was received of a collision between a BMW and a man in his 20s outside Vine Court on Myrtle Street. The victim was taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening arm and head injuries and is being assessed.
The driver of the BMW made off and, although the car was found nearby, the driver has not been located. CCTV enquiries are ongoing. All roads have now been reopened.
Inspector Stuart McIver from our Roads Policing Unit said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident as we continue to track the person involved down.
If you know who this is, do the right thing and come forward as soon as possible and tell us what you know. We will carry out extensive enquiries to find the driver, and act on all information.
If you were passing in another vehicle at this time, please check your dashcam too, as this could be vital evidence to establish what happened."
Merseyside police have asked anyone with information to contact the Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, or to contact @MerPolCC with reference 874 of yesterday, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Liverpool Tab will keep you updated as this story develops.