By Sarah Keane • 25 January 2021 • 13:45
FIVE-MONTH-OLD baby dies and mum fights for her life after a van collides with his pram
A five-month-baby has lost his life and his mum remains critically injured after a van crashed into them at Waterbeach, Cambs, on Friday afternoon, January 22. Mum, 36-year-old Rachel Thorold, was taking a stroll with baby boy Louis along a footpath on Ely Road, when the Renault Master ploughed into them.
According to officials, the large van had been rammed from behind by a Mazda 2 car, causing it to skid off the road and onto the pavement, where it struck the unsuspecting victims.
Detective Sergeant Mark Dollard, from the 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.
“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.”
A police spokesperson added that Rachel is in a critical but stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and that the drivers of the van and Mazda had only suffered minor injuries.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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