Mar 6 2013 By Rob Pattinson
A 20-year-old man is in hospital with serious head injuries after being thrown from a car when it crashed through a fence in Rainford.
Officers in a Merseyside Police patrol car spotted a car being driven at high speed at around 1am today.
Shortly afterwards they found a Volvo had gone through a fence and ended up on its roof in a field off Blindfoot Road, Rainford.
Near to the car officers found a 20-year-old man with serious head injuries and pelvic injuries. They provided first aid and called ambulance crews to the scene.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said the man was conscious but not fully alert, and was taken to Fazakerley hospital where his condition is described as serious.
His next of kin have been contacted.
A search of the area was carried out by officers with assistance from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service following the collision.
Merseyside Police said officers had seen the car but were not in pursuit of it.
A spokesman said: “As the vehicle had been sighted by the police patrol car just prior to the collision Merseyside Police will be making a referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.