A 22-month-old baby died after a car drove into three pedestrians.
Police were called on Sunday (October 25) at around 4.15pm to Eastcote Road, Ruislip, by the junction with Kings College Road, after the car drove into three people including a baby in a pushchair.
Officers, including some off-duty officers that happened to be in the area, and the London Ambulance Service attended.
Despite the efforts from emergency services, the baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
Next of kin were informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, police say a post-mortem will take place in due course.
One of the other pedestrians, in his 30s,was rushed to hospital and he remains in critical condition.
A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, suspicion of causing serious injury while driving, and on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs. He remains in custody at this time.
Detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating and are appealing for witness or anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Donegan said: “Our thoughts are with the child’s parents at what must be an unimaginably difficult time.
“We have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of what happened and I am asking anyone who was in the vicinity at that time who may have seen something, or has dashcam footage or CCTV, to come forward and help us with our investigation.”
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit ask any witnesses to call 020 8246 9820, or 101 ref CAD 4892/25OCT20. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.