Desperate mum screamed ‘where’s my baby’ after girl, 1, ‘killed by drug driver’
A distraught mum screamed “where’s my baby” after her one-year-old girl was killed in an alleged drug driver car crash.
The woman was heard frantically calling out for her baby after the youngster’s pram was hit in the tragic smash in Ruislip, London.
Onlookers rushed to help the traumatised parents who are understood to be from the local Chinese community.
One witness said the mum was “barely comprehensible” as she called out for her child on the roadside.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told The Sun the mum repeatedly screamed “where’s my baby?”.
Despite efforts from emergency services, the little girl died at the scene.
He added: “You can’t imagine. It’s a family destroyed.”
A man in his 30s was also taken to hospital following the smash with what was initially believed to be knife-threatening injuries.
He has now been discharged from hospital and is recovering from hospital.
A resident nearby, Alan Newton, 61, took the family into his home after the crash, reports The Sun.
Alan said the mother was “in total shock”, adding: “When we first heard the noise she was screaming.
“Her husband was on the wall, he’d been thrown into the hedge and had a great big gash on his head and a broken arm.
“The mother was screaming, but from the moment she came in here she was in total shock.”
Alan said the mum was “frozen” and sat on his sofa “staring straight ahead”.
Off-duty police also arrived on the scene as the emergency services were called to Eastcote Road on Sunday at around 4:15pm.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing injury while driving and driving while unfit through drugs.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Donegan of the Met Police is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
She 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.
“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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