Mother killed and eight-month-old baby fighting for his life after car hit them as they crossed road

Mother killed and eight-month-old baby fighting for his life after car hit them as they crossed road

A mother has died and her eight-month-old baby was left fighting for his life after they were hit by a car.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was with her son, believed to be eight months old, in a pram when they were struck by the vehicle in Penge, south London.

Images of the scene on Croydon Road showed a large number of vehicles from the police, fire and ambulance services.

The Metropolitan Police said it was called to the incident at 8.08pm on Sunday evening.

“A car was found to have been involved in a collision with a mother and a baby in a pram,” the force said.

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

“The baby, believed to be eight months old, has been taken to hospital. His injuries have been assessed as life-threatening.”

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 baby and mother while she was trying to cross the road.

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