Baby boy hit by car while mum was pushing pram dies in hospital


Nicole Newman was pushing eight-month-old Luciano Newman in his pram when they were struck by a car

A baby boy hit by a car in Penge, south London, in a collision which killed his mum has died.

Luciano Newman, who was eight months old, suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash on Sunday January 13.

The tot died yesterday, Metropolitan Police confirmed.

His mum Nicole Newman, 23, who was pushing Luciano’s pram at the time of the incident, died at the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

A spokesman for Metropolitan Police said: “Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and urge anyone with dash cam footage, including footage from the minutes leading up to the collision, to come forward.

“Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 285 1574 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Luciano’s dad Charlie Bianco-Ashley, 25, was with them but escaped the incident uninjured.

It is claimed the dying mum screamed “where’s my baby” after she and the pram were hit by a car.

Eyewitnesses said the woman was walking with her partner at the time and she was thrown 20ft into the air.

Speaking after the crash, Luciano’s devastated gran said is parents had recently become owners of their own flat.

“They are a lovely couple, perfect for each other,” she said.

A bartender at a nearby pub paid an emotional tribute to the mum last week.

The woman, who did not want to named, said: “I’ve known her for years.

“Her boyfriend is called Charlie and they’ve been dating for about three to four years.

“It was their child.”