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Penge crash: Dying mum screamed “where’s my baby” after car ploughed into her and pram

A dying mum frantically cried "where’s my baby" after she and the eight-month-old boy were hit by a car, an eyewitness claims.

The mother, believed to be 23 years old, and her son’s pram were struck by a vehicle in Penge, south London, just after 8pm on Sunday.

She died at the scene despite efforts to save her, and her baby boy was rushed to hospital, where he was still fighting for his life on Monday morning.

A neighbour who lives close to the crash scene claims the woman’s last words were screams of "where’s my baby?" after police and paramedics had arrived on scene.

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A broken pram at the scene of the collision in south London

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Locals told reporters they knew the woman as "Charlie", saying she was 23 and lived in Anerley, south-east London. It is claimed the woman and baby were struck as they crossed the road.

The neighbour told MailOnline: "Her last words were screams of ‘where’s my baby? Where’s my baby?’

"That was just after the emergency services arrived. But they kept her in the same spot, so I knew that she was unlikely to survive.

"Hearing her final screams was so upsetting."

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The neighbour, who wasn’t named, became aware of the horror unfolding outside after hearing shouting.

The person said they looked outside and and saw a passer-by holding the baby.

The neighbour said the driver of the car was a man with a young child.

Police said the driver of the car stopped at the scene and was taken to hospital.

The baby boy was fighting for his life in hospital

It is said the mother’s parents arrived at the scene after the fatal collision in Croydon Road.

Photos of the scene showed a broken pram and a handbag in the road.

The baby remained in a critical condition on Monday as local residents paid tribute to his mother.

A local woman, who lives nearby, said: "The woman is a friend of a friend’s girlfriend.

Police carry out an investigation in Croydon Road in Penge

"The baby is their son. He is eight months old. He is in an on-off condition at the moment and they are not sure if he will live.

"Her name is Charlie."

The woman added: “She took a real hit, her handbag flew off in one direction and broke and the buggy flew off in another.”

She said: "I am really shaken up. People are always speeding on this road and they need to do something about it."

"I can hear them revving their engines from the top of the hill. There needs to be more speed cameras."

Officers were called to the fatal collision just after 8pm on Sunday

Flowers were left by a lamp post near the scene of the collision.

One witness of the aftermath of the incident described the scene in a video on Facebook.

He said: "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 babymother while she was trying to cross the road.

It is claimed the mother and baby were hit as they crossed the road

"The fire brigade is here, the ambulance are here, the police are here."

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

The force said: "A car was found to have been involved in a collision with a mother and a baby in a pram.

"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."

The driver of the car, who stopped at the scene, was taken to hospital.

His injuries are non life-threatening.

He has not been arrested and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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