December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 26, 2013
A nine-month-old baby from Colchester died in hospital following a road collision in Essex, police have confirmed.
The baby girl, who was airlifted from the scene of the accident in Thorrington, on the B1027 Clacton Road, to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, died as a result of her injuries on Friday afternoon.
The girl’s mother was also airlifted to the hospital, home of the region’s trauma centred.
Last night a spokesman for Essex Police said she remained in a “serious but stable” condition.
The collision, between a Land Rover and a Hyundai, happened at around 9.40am on Friday.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service sent three crews to the scene of the crash, which had left one person trapped, and used specialist cutting equipment to release the casualty by 11.05am. Three other children – all girls – were taken to Colchester General Hospital, along with a man.
The children have all been discharged while the man remains in hospital in a stable condition, the police spokesman confirmed.
He said all those who were injured – though not all from the same family – had been travelling in the Hyundai.
The spokesman said the baby girl’s name will not be released until an inquest has been formally opened by the coroner.
A 61-year-old man from St Osyth was arrested at the scene on suspicion of careless driving causing injury and has been released on police bail until December 2 pending further inquiries.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the accident should email the serious collision investigation unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 101.