Three killed as BMW 'goes up in flames' after crashing into Liverpool roundabout

Ross McGuinness and Chris Parsons
·2 min read

Three people have died after a BMW crashed into a roundabout in Liverpool before "bursting into flames".

Merseyside Police said the incident happened on East Prescot Road in the Knotty Ash area of the city at 12.15am on Monday.

Three people – a man and a woman in their 20s and a man in his 30s – were taken to hospital by ambulance but later died.

One of the first people on the scene of the horrific crash has described how they desperately tried to help before emergency services arrived.

Floral tributes at the scene on East Prescot Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo/Reach)
Floral tributes at the scene on East Prescot Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo/Reach)
The roundabout on East Prescot Road in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where the tragic collision took place. (Reach)
The roundabout on East Prescot Road in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where the tragic collision took place. (Reach)

The unnamed eyewitness said: "I was one of the first people on the scene of the crash.

"The car was up in flames within seconds after the initial impact with the roundabout...a number of people (myself included) did all we could to remove the people from the car before any emergency services arrived.

"There was then a lot of police, paramedics, fire engines etc at the scene within minutes. They all worked tirelessly from the second they got there to the second they left to give all three the best chance of survival."

Police were quickly dispatched to the scene in Liverpool shortly after midnight on Monday. (Reach)
Police were quickly dispatched to the scene in Liverpool shortly after midnight on Monday. (Reach)

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “Their families have been informed and an investigation continues at the scene, including CCTV, witness and forensic inquiries.”

Road closures were put in place and the roundabout, on East Prescot Road, was closed in all directions.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact police on 0151 7775747, via @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, with reference 21000264565.

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