Baby in pushchair killed in car crash with another man fighting for life

A baby girl was killed and a man in his thirties is fighting for his life after a motorist crashed into them on a Sunday stroll.

The 22-month-old girl, who was in a pushchair, was pronounced dead at the scene of the horror crash in Ruislip, west London.

The man was taken to hospital where he remains in a ‘critical’ condition.

A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, suspicion of causing serious injury while driving, and on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs. He remains in custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision yesterday afternoon.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Donegan said: ‘Our thoughts are with the child’s parents at what must be an unimaginably difficult time.

‘We have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of what happened and I am asking anyone who was in the vicinity at that time who may have seen something, or has dashcam footage or CCTV, to come forward and help us with our investigation.’

Police were called at 4.15pm yesterday to reports of a collision involving a car and three pedestrians at the junction of Eastcote Road and Kings College Road in Ruislip.

Police, including some off duty officers who happened to be in the area, and paramedics went to the aid of the stricken youngster, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family are being supported by specially trained officers. A post-mortem will take place in due course.

DS Donegan added: ‘Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.’

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