Newborn baby girl seriously injured after car ‘clipped’ her pram and knocked it over as her mother crossed the road – before the driver fled the scene

  • Infant’s mother had been crossing road outside ASDA store in Wrexham, Wales
  • Small white hatchback is said to have ‘clipped’ the pram which then toppled over
  • Officers confirmed that the tot, who is just a few weeks old, was seriously injured

A newborn baby girl has been left seriously injured after a car hit her pram before the driver fled the scene.

The infant’s mother had been crossing the road outside an ASDA store in Wrexham, Wales, at around 10.40am on Wednesday.

A small white hatchback is said to have ‘clipped’ the pram, which then toppled over. 

The infant's mother had been crossing the road (pictured) outside an ASDA store in Wrexham, Wales, at around 10.40am on Wednesday

The infant’s mother had been crossing the road (pictured) outside an ASDA store in Wrexham, Wales, at around 10.40am on Wednesday

North Wales Police initially said that both mother and baby were taken to hospital for checks.

Officers have since confirmed that the tot, who is understood to be just a few weeks old, was seriously injured. 

Police are now appealing for witnesses. 

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: ‘Further to our last update this is a further appeal for the driver of a white small hatchback involved in a fail to stop RTC earlier today in Wrexham town centre. 

Officers have since confirmed that the tot, who is understood to be just a few weeks old, was seriously injured (stock image)

Officers have since confirmed that the tot, who is understood to be just a few weeks old, was seriously injured (stock image)

‘We are urging the driver to come forward, we are urging for any witnesses or dashcam to come forward and speak to us in confidence.

‘The latest update is that the baby has suffered a serious injury and we would like to speak to the driver at the earliest opportunity. 

‘If you were in the area of Bodhyfryd, ASDA, Wrexham on October 7 at approximately 10.40am and witnessed anything please call 101 and ask to speak with the Roads Policing Unit quoting Y147907.’ 

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