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Mother killed and child she was pushing in pram fighting for life after being hit by car in London

Mother is killed and child she was pushing in pram is fighting for life after being hit by car in south London

  • The child is in a life-threatening condition in hospital, according to officers. 
  • Vehicle driver wasn’t arrested and is in hospital with non life-threatening injuries 
  • The mother who died is believed to be in her 20s, according to police 

A mother crossing the road with her child in a pram has died after being hit by a car in South London as her baby boy fights for his life in hospital. 

The incident took place in Anerley, near Penge this evening and when paramedics arrived at the scene on Croydon Road at around 8.08 pm, the mother had already died. 

The child, believed to be eight months old, is in a serious condition in hospital, according to officers who say he sustained life-threatening injuries. 

The incident took place in Anerley, near Penge this evening and when paramedics arrived at the scene on Croydon Road at around 8.08 pm, the mother had already died

The mother who died is believed to be in her 20s, according to police. 

Officers added that the driver of the vehicle that hit the pair stopped at the scene and was later taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The driver is also helping officers with their inquiries.  

Distressing footage from the scene shows officers holding up a blue sheet to cover the remains of the mother. 

In all, around 12 emergency service vehicles responded to the call and the road remains closed.  

Distressing footage from the scene shows officers holding up a blue sheet to cover the remains of the mother

Distressing footage from the scene shows officers holding up a blue sheet to cover the remains of the mother

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘A car was found to have been involved in a collision with a mother and a baby in a pram.

‘Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, the mother, believed to be in her 20s, was declared dead at the scene

‘The baby has been taken to hospital. His injuries have been assessed as life-threatening.

‘Road closures have been put in place. 

‘The driver of the car, who stopped at the scene, has been taken to hospital. His injuries are non life-threatening.’

In all, around 12 emergency service vehicles responded to the call and the road remains closed

In all, around 12 emergency service vehicles responded to the call and the road remains closed

Bromley Police have asked people to avoid the area, they have closed the road to asses the scene.  

One witness of the aftermath of the incident described the scene in a video on Facebook.

‘Boy what a sad start for 2019. (I was) just passing, going about my business and I came across such a horrific accident. A car hit a babymother while she was trying to cross the road.

‘The fire brigade is here, the ambulance are here, the police are here.’

When emergency services arrived the mother had already died, according to police 

When emergency services arrived the mother had already died, according to police 

 

 

 

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