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Woman driver in court after toddler crash tragedy

PUBLISHED: 23:26 22 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

A 39-YEAR-old woman motorist has appeared in court charged with the death of 15-month-old baby Finlay Woods in a pushchair after a car mounted a pavement in East London. Katie Gutierruez-Perez was before magistrates at Redbridge on Saturday accused of causing the baby’s death by dangerous driving, careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs and driving without insurance. She has been remanded in custody to appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates court tomorrow (Tuesday)

A 39-YEAR-old woman motorist has appeared in court charged with the death of 15-month-old baby Finlay Woods in a pushchair after a car mounted a pavement in East London.

Katie Gutierruez-Perez was before magistrates at Redbridge on Saturday (September 20) accused under the Road Traffic Act with causing the baby's death by dangerous driving, careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs and driving without insurance.

She has been remanded in custody to re-appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates tomorrow (Tuesday).

A Toyota four-wheel drive was said to have mounted the pavement Cavendish Road in Chingford and collided with Finlay's pushchair last Thursday. The baby was rushed to hospital, but later died.

Gutierruez-Perez, from Selwyn Road in Chingford, was arrested at the scene and has been in police custody since.

Police have been urging witnesses who were in Cavendish Road at 3.20pm on September 18 or anyone with further information to call the Met's Collision Investigation unit at Chadwell Heath on 020-8345 4905.

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