Mar 15 2012 By Gemma Jaleel
A MAN is seriously ill in hospital after the car he was driving was involved in a head-on collision on a country lane in Wirral last night (Wednesday).
The 59-year-old was freed by firefighters from his Saab 93 and was said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
He is believed to have suffered possible internal and head injuries.
A 12-year-old girl who was travelling with her mum and sister in the other car was also taken to hospital with a broken leg and collarbone.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Barnston Road near Heswall around 7.35pm after reports of the collision between the Saab 93 and a Toyota Corolla.
The 41-year-old female driver of the Toyota suffered a broken ankle and fractured shoulder in the collision.
Her younger daughter, aged nine, received minor bumps and bruises.
The family-of-three, who are from the Heswall area, were taken to Arrowe Park hospital for treatment.
A staff member at the Fox and Hounds pub, which is near the scene of the crash, said: "The police closed off the road. We heard two cars had crashed head-on round the bend.
"There were people trapped in the cars and they had to be cut out."
Last night the road was closed off between Storeton Lane and Whitehouse Lane while collision investigators examined the scene.
Police are due to speak to the man, who is from Barnston Village, .
Officers are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101.