A 25-year-old woman and a toddler have been taken to hospital after crash in Highams Park

Toddler and mother hospitalised after car collision

Woman suffers head injuries after being struck by a car in crash involving baby

Woman suffers head injuries after being struck by a car in crash involving baby

Woman suffers head injuries after being struck by a car in crash involving baby

Woman suffers head injuries after being struck by a car in crash involving baby

Woman suffers head injuries after being struck by a car in crash involving baby

Toddler and mother hospitalised after car collision

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A woman and a toddler have been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.

Ambulance services were called to Larkshall Road, opposite Tesco in Highams Park, at 11am following reports of a collision.

Two women, one pushing a three-year-old boy in a pram, were using a pedestrian crossing near the Tesco superstore, when the women with the pram was hit by a Renault Scenic.

The woman, 25, suffered lacerations to her head, which police have described as "very serious" and was taken to Royal London Hospital.

The boy, which was thrown from the pram, was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital with what are described as minor injuries.

The driver of the Renault, a man in his 80s, has not been arrested but is said to be assiting police.

Eyewitness Barry Gittos was standing opposite the crossing when the collision happened.

He said: "I heard a massive thud and saw the lady on the floor near the pavement and a woman standing next to her screaming.

"The baby was strapped to a car seat and had been seperated from the pram, which must have happened when the car collided.

"Lots of people ran over and I called the police."

Mr Gittos believes the Renault must have been travelling at some speed as the car stopped 2 to 3 metres past where the mother had been hit. 

The toddler was seen strapped to the seat in the road.

A total of five police cars and seven officers remain at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Lambert said: "We’re investigating a very serious personal injury collision."

Larkshall Road is closed around the junction with The Broadway

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3:07pm Fri 28 Mar 14

HassanShah1 says...

@Villagecranberry You're a **** biggot. Please revoke your comment.
@Villagecranberry You're a **** biggot. Please revoke your comment. HassanShah1
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Fri 28 Mar 14

TTMAN says...

Looks like it has been revoked, whatever it was.
Looks like it has been revoked, whatever it was. TTMAN
  • Score: -6

5:03pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

HassanShah1 wrote:
@Villagecranberry You're a **** biggot. Please revoke your comment.
What comment?
[quote][p][bold]HassanShah1[/bold] wrote: @Villagecranberry You're a **** biggot. Please revoke your comment.[/p][/quote]What comment? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -8

6:52pm Fri 28 Mar 14

TTMAN says...

I think the Twatt has a new nom de plume?
I think the Twatt has a new nom de plume? TTMAN
  • Score: -4

8:23pm Fri 28 Mar 14

HassanShah1 says...

@villagecranberry I replied to your hugely stereotypical comment which generalised all elderly people, stating that they shouldn't be on the road, when in actual fact statistics conducted by the Department for Transport reveal that elderly drivers between the ages of 67-81 have the lowest accumulative accidents in the UK! Bigot.
@villagecranberry I replied to your hugely stereotypical comment which generalised all elderly people, stating that they shouldn't be on the road, when in actual fact statistics conducted by the Department for Transport reveal that elderly drivers between the ages of 67-81 have the lowest accumulative accidents in the UK! Bigot. HassanShah1
  • Score: 3

8:26pm Fri 28 Mar 14

HassanShah1 says...

@TTMAN its extremely ironic that you use the thrase "nom de plume " as you do not go by your own name either! You sir, are also a bigot.
@TTMAN its extremely ironic that you use the thrase "nom de plume " as you do not go by your own name either! You sir, are also a bigot. HassanShah1
  • Score: 2

10:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

HassanShah1 wrote:
@villagecranberry I replied to your hugely stereotypical comment which generalised all elderly people, stating that they shouldn't be on the road, when in actual fact statistics conducted by the Department for Transport reveal that elderly drivers between the ages of 67-81 have the lowest accumulative accidents in the UK! Bigot.
Yes old people should get their eyes checked out regularly as they may have un diagnosed eye conditions that may adversely affect their driving ability. There have been enough cases highlighted in this paper recently where fatal accidents have involved drivers over 80. Fact of life unfortunately T Watts.
[quote][p][bold]HassanShah1[/bold] wrote: @villagecranberry I replied to your hugely stereotypical comment which generalised all elderly people, stating that they shouldn't be on the road, when in actual fact statistics conducted by the Department for Transport reveal that elderly drivers between the ages of 67-81 have the lowest accumulative accidents in the UK! Bigot.[/p][/quote]Yes old people should get their eyes checked out regularly as they may have un diagnosed eye conditions that may adversely affect their driving ability. There have been enough cases highlighted in this paper recently where fatal accidents have involved drivers over 80. Fact of life unfortunately T Watts. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

10:38pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Effi.Gounaris says...

Hello All,

I am the mothers sister and was with her in hospital today ... Both baby and toddler sustained injuries but are stable and well..

They have been described as very lucky, I thank God for protecting them from any further injuries..

Myself and my whole family as well as my sister would like to thank everyone around that helped at the scene .. So many eye witnesses have statements and so many people were helpful, calling the emergency services, being with my sister and the baby and handing their own garments to my sister to stop the blood running on her face...

You are all angels ...

Thank you so much ...

We wish my sister and the baby a speedy recovery ...

Xxxxx
Hello All, I am the mothers sister and was with her in hospital today ... Both baby and toddler sustained injuries but are stable and well.. They have been described as very lucky, I thank God for protecting them from any further injuries.. Myself and my whole family as well as my sister would like to thank everyone around that helped at the scene .. So many eye witnesses have statements and so many people were helpful, calling the emergency services, being with my sister and the baby and handing their own garments to my sister to stop the blood running on her face... You are all angels ... Thank you so much ... We wish my sister and the baby a speedy recovery ... Xxxxx Effi.Gounaris
  • Score: 35

7:22am Sat 29 Mar 14

Crazychick8 says...

Hi the the girls sister who wrote a comment.

I'm so relieved to hear your sister is ok. I work in highams park and have been so upset. Send her my best wishes.

Gemma xxxxx
Hi the the girls sister who wrote a comment. I'm so relieved to hear your sister is ok. I work in highams park and have been so upset. Send her my best wishes. Gemma xxxxx Crazychick8
  • Score: 9

9:15am Sat 29 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Effi.Gounaris wrote:
Hello All,

I am the mothers sister and was with her in hospital today ... Both baby and toddler sustained injuries but are stable and well..

They have been described as very lucky, I thank God for protecting them from any further injuries..

Myself and my whole family as well as my sister would like to thank everyone around that helped at the scene .. So many eye witnesses have statements and so many people were helpful, calling the emergency services, being with my sister and the baby and handing their own garments to my sister to stop the blood running on her face...

You are all angels ...

Thank you so much ...

We wish my sister and the baby a speedy recovery ...

Xxxxx
Make sure they get proper legal advice and not to use one of the unscrupulous no win no fee sharks

****
[quote][p][bold]Effi.Gounaris[/bold] wrote: Hello All, I am the mothers sister and was with her in hospital today ... Both baby and toddler sustained injuries but are stable and well.. They have been described as very lucky, I thank God for protecting them from any further injuries.. Myself and my whole family as well as my sister would like to thank everyone around that helped at the scene .. So many eye witnesses have statements and so many people were helpful, calling the emergency services, being with my sister and the baby and handing their own garments to my sister to stop the blood running on her face... You are all angels ... Thank you so much ... We wish my sister and the baby a speedy recovery ... Xxxxx[/p][/quote]Make sure they get proper legal advice and not to use one of the unscrupulous no win no fee sharks **** Villagecranberry
  • Score: -7

11:14am Sat 29 Mar 14

mickbear88 says...

Best regards for the injured. This incident re-enforces the need to annually check drivers over a certain age. Dementia and poor eyesight are a bummer but the safety of the public comes first.
Best regards for the injured. This incident re-enforces the need to annually check drivers over a certain age. Dementia and poor eyesight are a bummer but the safety of the public comes first. mickbear88
  • Score: 0

11:27am Sat 29 Mar 14

TTMAN says...

Wonderful news.
Wonderful news. TTMAN
  • Score: -2

11:33am Sat 29 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

mickbear88 wrote:
Best regards for the injured. This incident re-enforces the need to annually check drivers over a certain age. Dementia and poor eyesight are a bummer but the safety of the public comes first.
Yes I agree cataracts un diagnosed and detached retinas are a major issue with road safety and there are too many cantankerous elderly drivers endangering the public who refuse to get checked out at the Opticians.
[quote][p][bold]mickbear88[/bold] wrote: Best regards for the injured. This incident re-enforces the need to annually check drivers over a certain age. Dementia and poor eyesight are a bummer but the safety of the public comes first.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree cataracts un diagnosed and detached retinas are a major issue with road safety and there are too many cantankerous elderly drivers endangering the public who refuse to get checked out at the Opticians. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

5:55pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

HassanShah1 wrote:
@villagecranberry I replied to your hugely stereotypical comment which generalised all elderly people, stating that they shouldn't be on the road, when in actual fact statistics conducted by the Department for Transport reveal that elderly drivers between the ages of 67-81 have the lowest accumulative accidents in the UK! Bigot.
Except in East London it would appear? Elderly person knocked over cyclist in fatal road accident Woodford Green six weeks ago, 80 odd year old man drove into shop nearly demolishing it 2 year ago South Woodford whereby his wife as passenger was killed, another two in South Woodford involving OAP's in their 80's, and several more in last year in Waltham Forest.
[quote][p][bold]HassanShah1[/bold] wrote: @villagecranberry I replied to your hugely stereotypical comment which generalised all elderly people, stating that they shouldn't be on the road, when in actual fact statistics conducted by the Department for Transport reveal that elderly drivers between the ages of 67-81 have the lowest accumulative accidents in the UK! Bigot.[/p][/quote]Except in East London it would appear? Elderly person knocked over cyclist in fatal road accident Woodford Green six weeks ago, 80 odd year old man drove into shop nearly demolishing it 2 year ago South Woodford whereby his wife as passenger was killed, another two in South Woodford involving OAP's in their 80's, and several more in last year in Waltham Forest. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

9:29pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ferdy54 says...

Surely the old bloke should be charged with driving without due care or even dangerous driving & put points on his license?

Looks like he'll have to use a Freedom Pass from now on. Will be safer for everyone.
Surely the old bloke should be charged with driving without due care or even dangerous driving & put points on his license? Looks like he'll have to use a Freedom Pass from now on. Will be safer for everyone. Ferdy54
  • Score: 2

10:46pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Ferdy54 wrote:
Surely the old bloke should be charged with driving without due care or even dangerous driving & put points on his license?

Looks like he'll have to use a Freedom Pass from now on. Will be safer for everyone.
You are correct but what you suggest is not 'politically correct' and people are getting sick with it.
[quote][p][bold]Ferdy54[/bold] wrote: Surely the old bloke should be charged with driving without due care or even dangerous driving & put points on his license? Looks like he'll have to use a Freedom Pass from now on. Will be safer for everyone.[/p][/quote]You are correct but what you suggest is not 'politically correct' and people are getting sick with it. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -5

5:34pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

I believe more accidents are caused by the younger generation than the elderly.

Thankfully it looks like the victims will make a good recovery.
I believe more accidents are caused by the younger generation than the elderly. Thankfully it looks like the victims will make a good recovery. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: -3

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