Seven-month-old baby girl tragically dies following crash in Milton Keynes

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    Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Milton Keynes, which has tragically resulted in the death of a seven-month-old baby girl.

    At just after 9.50pm on Sunday (4/12), a grey Peugeot 508 was travelling in an easterly direction along H10 Bletcham Way, Bletchley from the Denbigh roundabout towards Fenny Lock.

    A green Fiat 500 was travelling in the opposite direction having come from the A5 Caldcotte exit when it was involved in a head-on collision with the Peugeot.

    Tragically, as a result of the collision, a baby travelling in the Peugeot was taken to hospital in Milton Keynes, where she died of her injuries.

    Another passenger in the Peugeot, a 30-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries.

    The driver of the Fiat suffered a broken leg and was taken to Milton Keynes University Hospital for treatment, and she has since been discharged.

    A 27-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drink or drugs, and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the limit and failing to stop after a road traffic collision.

    He has since been released on police bail while the investigation continues.

    Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Ed Crofts, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, based at Bicester, said: “Very sadly, as a result of this collision, an infant has died of her injuries. Our thoughts are with the family of the child who has tragically died.

    “I would like to appeal to anybody who was driving along H10 Bletcham Way at around the time of the collision to please contact Thames Valley Police, especially if you witnessed what happened or saw either vehicle being driven just prior to the collision.

    “I would also ask drivers to please check dash-cam and get in touch if this has captured anything that may assist this investigation.

    “You can send digital evidence to our dedicated portal for this incident.

    “You can get in contact us by making a report via our website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43220546207.

    “Alternatively, you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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