THE dad of 17-year-old St Helens Town footballer Alex Moffitt who was hit by a car says his son is no longer in a critical condition .

Alex was in collision with a grey-coloured Honda CR-V in the early hours of Saturday, March 23 in Maghull.

At the time, the teenager was walking along Kenyons Lane, near to the junction with Dodds Lane, when he was struck at around 1.50am.

Alex suffered serious head injuries and was taken to The Walton Centre for neurosurgery in a critical condition.

Alex's dad Phil has been posting updates via social media to inform people of Alex's condition.

On Tuesday this week, Phil posted: "Alex is out of the woods from a critical perspective but he’ll need months of rehabilitation".

Each day, Phil has been posting 10 blue hearts for Alex. The blue heart symbolises a deep and stable love, trust, harmony, peace and loyalty.

Following the collision, a 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving. She has since been released under investigation.

St Helens Town have been posting messages of support for the teenager, and dedicated their match programme for the recent game against AFC Blackpool to Alex.

Alex's dad Phil has also been posting updates on his son's condition via social media.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit appealed for witnesses following the collision.

Inspector Phil McManus said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have seen the vehicle in the area prior to the collision occurring.

"We would urge anyone who lives in the area and has CCTV to check if it has captured footage of the vehicle or collision itself. Likewise, we would be grateful for anyone with dashcam footage to please get in touch."

  • Anyone with information can contact police via @MerPolCC, by calling the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747 or police on 101 quoting reference number 19100129239. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.