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Appeal to driver of 4x4 to contact officers - Ruislip fatal collision

News   •   Nov 02, 2020 15:22 GMT

Detectives investigating a fatal collision in Ruislip in which a baby died are appealing to the driver of a vehicle seen in the area at the time to come forward.

Police were called at 16:15hrs to Eastcote Road, Ruislip, junction with Kings College Road, on Sunday, 25 October, to reports of a collision involving a car and three pedestrians, including a 22-month-old baby girl in a pushchair.

Officers, including some who were off duty and happened to be in the area, and London Ambulance Service attended. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. We await formal identification at this time.

Another pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was also taken to hospital. His condition was initially deemed critical - however he has since been discharged from hospital and continues to recover at home.

A woman also sustained injuries but these were confirmed as not life-threatening or life-changing.

The injured parties are known to each other.

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 whilst unfit through drugs. He was taken into custody before being interviewed and released on bail.

As their enquiries into the circumstances of the collision continue, detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing to the driver of a dark coloured 4x4 pick-up truck seen in the vicinity of the incident to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Donegan said:

“A week on from this terribly tragic incident, our thoughts remain with the child’s parents at what must be an unimaginably difficult time.

“Our investigation continues at pace and we are now issuing a direct appeal to the driver of this 4x4 to contact police, as we believe they are likely to have been a significant witness to the incident.

“In addition, I would extend my plea to 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.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit ask any witnesses to call 020 8246 9820, or 101 and quote ref CAD 4892/25OCT20. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.