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'Drugged driver' kills baby and injures man in Ruislip car crash

A police investigation is under way after a 22-month-old baby girl was killed by a 'drugged driver' in a road crash.

Police, including the London Ambulance Service, were called to Eastcote Road's junction with Kings College Road, in Ruislip, at 4.15pm to reports of a collision involving a baby in a pushchair, a car and three pedestrians on October 25.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the infant was pronounced dead at the scene. 

One pedestrian, a man in this 30s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A man in his 40s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, suspicion of causing serious injury while driving, and on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs. He remains in custody at this time.

Police were called to Eastcote Road's junction with Kings College Road in Ruislip at 4.15pm on October 25

Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. A post-mortem will take place in due course.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with CCTV footage to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Donegan 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 and 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.

Anyone with information should 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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