Baby in pram killed after horror car crash as man in 30s fighting for life

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A 22-month-old baby has died in northwest London following a horror car crash.

Police say a man in his 40s is in a critical condition in hospital, while a man in his 40s has been arrested.

The Met Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward as they investigate the shocking death.

Officers were called to the junction of Eastcote Road and Kings College Road in Ruislip on Sunday, October 25 at 4.15pm to reports of a collision involving a car and three pedestrians, including a baby in a pram.

Police – including off-duty officers who happened to be in the area – and the London Ambulance Service attended.

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Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem will take place in due course.

Another pedestrian, a man in his 30s, has also been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A man, aged 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 while unfit through drugs.

He remains in custody at this time.

Detectives from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage to come forward and help with their investigations.

In a statement, 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."

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit ask any witnesses to call 020 8246 9820, or 101 ref CAD 4892/25OCT20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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