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Appeal after woman, 23, dies and baby boy aged 8 months critically injured by car in Penge

News   •   Jan 14, 2019 13:08 GMT

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after young mother died and her child was left critically injured following a road traffic collision in Bromley.

Police were called to Croydon Road, Penge, at 20.08hrs on Sunday, 13 January following reports of a serious collision.

Officers and London Ambulance attended and found a car had been in collision with a 23-year-old female pedestrian, who was pushing a pram carrying her eight-month-old baby son.

Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, the mother was declared dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The baby boy was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car, a 51-year-old man, stopped at the scene.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to non life-threatening injuries.

He has since been discharged; he has not been arrested and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are asking anyone with dash-cam footage, or who witnessed the incident, to come forward and speak to police.

If you have information that could assist the investigation, please call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Catford Garage on 020 8285 1574 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.