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Baby dies after car collides with pushchair—witnesses appeal

PUBLISHED: 23:12 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 15-month-old baby in East London after a car mounted the pavement and collided with his pushchair this afternoon (Thurs). The accident involving black Toyota 4x4 happened at 3.20pm at Cavendish Road in Chingford. The child died later in hospital

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 15-month-old baby in East London after a car mounted the pavement and collided with his pushchair this afternoon (Thursday).

The accident involving black Toyota 4x4 happened at 3.20pm at Cavendish Road in Chingford.

The London air-ambulance was brought in and took the child to hospital, where he later died.

The boy has been formally identified as Finlay Woods, born June 16 last year.

It is thought the Toyota mounted the curb before the collision.

The 39-year-old woman driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink-driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, Scotland Yard confirmed tonight. She is currently in police custody.

An inquest is likely to open in East London tomorrow (Friday) and be adjourned.

Police are urging witnesses who were in Cavendish Road at 3.20pm or anyone with further information to call the Met's Collision Investigation unit at Chadwell Heath on 020-8345 4905.

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