A MAN is set to appear in court after a serious hit and run in Widnes.

Stuart Magee, of Hayes Avenue in Prescot was arrested in Blackpool on Saturday at 5.15pm.

It follows the crash on Hale Road in Ditton at 1pm earlier that day that left a 13-year-old girl with serious injuries in hospital.

She was taken to Alder Hey Hospital and remains in a serious condition.

Magee, 33,  has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report a collision.

He is set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

A 32-year-old woman from Prescot has also been arrested in connection with the collision.

Arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, she has been released under investigation pending further enquiries after being interviewed in custody.