Five-month-old baby boy killed and mum fighting for life after van 'veered onto pavement and hit pram'

Five-month-old baby boy killed and mum fighting for life after van 'veered onto pavement and hit pram'

January 25, 2021

A FIVE-month-old baby was killed when a van smashed into his pram.

Mum Rachel Thorold, 36, was seriously injured in the freak smash that killed her son Louis when the Renault Master van mounted the pavement, near their home.

The van had been hit by a Mazda 2 when it veered into them at Waterbeach, Cambs, on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 3.50pm on the A10, Ely Road in Waterbeach.

Police said the child was killed and Ms Thorold was left in a critical but stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. 

The driver of the van and the driver of the van and the Mazda suffered slight injuries and remained at the scene.

'EXTREMELY TRAGIC'

Det Sgt Mark Dollard said: “This is an extremely tragic and sad incident and our deepest condolences go out to the family of Louis, who are being supported by a specially-trained officer.

“A thorough investigation will now be conducted by my team and I am seeking help from the public.

“While it is too early to say how the collision happened, I want to remind all road users of their responsibilities to drive with care.”

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision or moments leading up to it.

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