Merseyside PCC issues statement following tragic incident on the M53 motorway


I want to send my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the two people who have tragically lost their lives and all those affected by the incident on the M53 this morning.

I cannot begin to understand the distress of those who were travelling on the coach and the worry of the families of those involved.

This was an awfully tragic incident that occurred on a busy stretch of motorway during rush-hour, and I’d like to offer my sincere gratitude to all our emergency service personnel for their swift response in both responding to the needs of the victims and securing a very challenging scene.

I want to reiterate, that now is not the time for speculation. This is an active investigation, and I would urge people to refrain from discussing or sharing posts and images online that may cause distress.

If anybody has been affected by this morning’s events, specialist aftermath support is available to all victims of road incidents, their families as well as other drivers and witnesses. You can seek support by contacting [email protected] or by phone on 0151 777 2562 or 0845 634 4273.