Baby killed and mum fighting for life after van mounts pavement

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A baby boy has died while his mum is in a critical condition after a van mounted the pavement and crashed into them.

Louis Thorold and his mum Rachel, 36, were rushed to hospital following the accident on the A10 in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire Police said the accident happened at around 3.50pm on Friday, January 22, when a grey Mazda 2 was in collision with a white Renault Master van.

The van his Rachel and her son's pram, and Louis was killed, while his mother was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

She remains in a critical but stable condition, police said on Monday.

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

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

Detective Sergeant Mark Dollard, from Cambridgeshire Police's road policing unit, 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.

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"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."

Anyone with information should call 101 or visit quoting incident 278 of January 22.

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