Six members of same London family in Sussex death crash

12:42 09 April 2012

Archant

A woman died and a baby girl was left fighting for her life after a car crash involving six members of the same family from Pimlico in south London.

Two adult and two child relations were also seriously injured when a Honda Accord and Volkswagen Golf collided in West Sussex at around 11.30am, on Easter Sunday.

An air ambulance rushed to the scene, but the 56-year-old woman from Queen’s Park in London died of her injuries, said a Sussex police spokesman.

An 18-month-old girl was in a critical condition in hospital.

“The girl was taken to St George’s Hospital, Tooting, along with the 34-year-old driver of the car, a 26-year-old woman, and two other girls aged three and one, all of whom were seriously injured,” he said.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 60-year-old man who was travelling with his wife, suffered serious chest injuries.

Sergeant Paul Skinner from the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, said: “This is a desperately tragic incident that has left a toddler fighting for her life.

“A full investigation is now under way and I would ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen either of the cars in the area in the time leading up to the crash, to please call Sussex Police.”

Latest Stories

No-one was seriously injured in the crash, but two have been arrested for driving and drugs offences [Photograph courtesy of @TfLTrafficNews]

A crash brought the A501 Marylebone Flyover and A40 Westway to a standstill this morning.

Read more
Christopher Bridger was accused of sexual offences against three women. He was found guilty of raping a woman whilst he was studying in south London in 2008 [Picture courtesy of Metropolitan Police]

A trainee paramedic at St George’s University Hospital in London has been found guilty of rape at Guildford Crown Court, after lulling women “into a false sense of security by claiming to be gay”.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:44
Lutfur Rahman's tweet

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has ordered the Palestinian flag to be flown from the Town Hall.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

Yoou might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

Read more
The prize is glory (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It used to be Manhattan that was famous for its majestic skyline, but now our fair city is catching up. Do you know your Shard from your Heron Tower?

Read more
Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

Read more