A three-week-old baby girl has died after a horrific car and lorry smash.

The tiny child and her parents were rushed to hospital with serious injuries but doctors were unable to save the baby girl, who died in hospital the day after the smash.

Following the lunch time crash at a junction on Thursday last week, detectives from the Roads, Transporting Policing Command are investigating but have not made any arrests.

The parents, both in their 20s were taken to hospital in a serious condition but have since both been discharged.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a post-mortem examination will take place to understand how the baby died in the horrific crash in Croydon, south London.

A police spokesperson said: “At approximately 12:30hrs on Thursday, 30 June police officers came across a collision between a car and a lorry on Coombe Lane, Croydon.

“London Ambulance Service attended and the occupants of the vehicle – a man, a woman and a three-week old baby girl – were taken to hospital suffering injuries.
“The baby subsequently died in hospital on Friday, 1 July.

“A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

“The man and woman – both aged in their 20s and the child’s parents – have been discharged following treatment.

“Detectives from the Roads, Transport Policing Command are investigating.

“No arrests; enquiries continue.”

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