Tot in buggy 'blown into van'

A three-year-old girl has reportedly died after her buggy was blown into the path of a van in Croydon in south London. The child, named in reports as Olivia Uffindell, died in hospital shortly after the collision yesterday morning.

Neighbours pay tribute to little girl

Neighbours have been expressing their shock at Olivia's death.

One, Glenford Evans, said:

"She's a lovely mother and daughter. Everyone's really devastated by it. We just hope it's something that doesn't happen again to anyone.

"She was a beautiful little girl. Very quiet, very friendly. It's just absolutely awful."

Another, Temi Ismail-Sobogun, who has a two-year-old son, said:

"I'm gripping on to my son's pram now every moment. Even the wind today coming along the road today shows how easy it must have been to just go into the road."

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Olivia Uffindell a 'chatty, funny, clever' girl

The girl's grandmother described how she was a "very chatty, very funny" girl. Speaking to the Daily Mail Debbie McClatchie said:

She was very chatty very funny, very clever. She was such a lovely girl I don't know how we're going to live without her.

She was thrilled to start nursery, she made us call it school because that's where the grown up children went and that's what she wanted to be.

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Baby's buggy 'blown into path of van'

A three year old girl has died after her buggy was blown into the path of a van, according to reports.

The child, named in reports as Olivia Uffindell, died in hospital shortly after the collision yesterday morning.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly before 9am following reports that a Mercedes Sprinter van had struck a child in Wellesley Road, Croydon, south London.

The girl was taken to St George's Hospital where she was pronounced dead just after 10am.

Witnesses said her mother, named as Louise Uffindell, 29, left the pushchair on the pavement outside her home to fetch something from inside when it was blown into the road and struck by a van.

The 36-year-old van driver, who stopped at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after the incident.