A 17-YEAR-OLD St Helens Town footballer who was in a critical condition after being hit by a car in March is making "a good recovery", say police.

Alex Moffitt was struck by 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.

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.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said Alex has made good progress in his recovery and is due to undergo rehabilitation.

She said: "The injured person has made a good recovery, he is undergoing rehabilitation shortly".

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

She remains under investigation, police say.

After the incident, 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.