Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Man and woman die after car became trapped in deep ’15ft high’ floodwater

A man and a woman have died after being trapped in a Mercedes on a flooded road in Liverpool.

Merseyside Police were called to Queens Drive in Mossley Hill at around 9.20pm on Saturday after reports two people were trapped in a car submerged in water under a bridge.

Members of the public attempted to help the pair after they drove into a flooded part of the road but they did not survive.

Police have said the pair, who were inside a black Mercedes Class 180, were taken to hospital and later pronounced dead.

 

Police patrols assisted by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services were at the scene until the early hours of Sunday morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Dalton said: “Our thoughts go out to the family of the man and woman who sadly lost their lives in this tragic incident, despite the best efforts of passing members of the public, our officers and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services at the scene.

“We are at the early stages of an ongoing investigation on Queens Drive to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident. Road closures remain in the area as we continue with this investigation and motorists are advised to avoid the road.”

“We are continuing to appeal to anyone who was on Queens Drive, between North Mossley Hill Road and Dovedale Road at around 9.20pm last night and saw the accident, or who stopped to try and help or anyone who had any dashcam footage from their car to come forward as soon as possible.

“Similarly, if you live in the area and have any doorbell or CCTV footage from last night please share this with us. Thank you for your patience whilst we deal with this tragic incident.”

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