Saturday 20 September 2008

4X4 killer driver charged

The woman who crushed a baby to death when she drove her 4X4 on to the pavement outside Selwyn Primary School in Highams Park has now been charged with a series of motoring offences.

Today’s Daily Mail has more details of what happened:

Tina Woods, 31, was pushing her 15-month- old son Finlay in his pram when a black Toyota 4x4 careered towards them. She was hit from behind and collapsed against a pillar, bleeding from a head wound. When she looked up, she saw the pram wedged between the vehicle and the gates. Horrified witnesses said the 4x4 repeatedly rammed into the gates, each time crushing the pram further.

Eventually it stopped and around 20 parents and neighbours battled to lift the vehicle off the baby outside Selwyn Junior School in Highams Park, East London.Paramedics arrived within minutes and took the baby to hospital with his mother, but doctors told her his head injuries were so severe that there was nothing more they could do.

"The woman driver was just ramming the car into the gates over and over again.
We all screamed at her to stop but she ignored us. All the time Finlay was in the pram. It was getting more and more crushed against a pillar.”