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Baby and small child in hospital after car mounts pavement

A baby and small child are in hospital after they were catapulted out of a buggy - when a car mounted a pavement in a busy town centre.

Also injured: five adult pedestrians. The driver, a woman in her 80s, is said to have blacked out at the wheel of her car and crashed into shoppers outside the Friary shopping centre in Guildford.

Andrew Pate reports.

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Police ask for help from public after car mounts pavement

The crash scene outside the Friary Centre Credit: Luke Voller

Officers from Surrey Police's Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses following the serious collision in North Street, Guildford.

A silver VW Polo left the road and collided with a number of pedestrians outside the entrance to The Friary Centre.

Police say a man and a woman and one-year-old girl have been taken by ambulance to St George's Hospital in Tooting with what are believed to be serious injuries.

A further four people, three women and a two-year-old boy, have been taken by ambulance to The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford with what are believed to be minor injuries.

The road remains closed while officers carry out further enquiries.

Video from scene: Two children and five adults injured after car mounts pavement

Video from scene: Five adults and two children were injured when a car mounted the pavement outside a shopping centre in Guildford.

A one-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after a car mounted the pavement next to a shopping centre in Guildford.

The silver Volkswagen Polo left the road outside The Friary Centre and was in collision with a number of people.

As well as the one-year-old girl, a two-year-old boy was injured along with a man in his sixties and four women.

Six ambulance crews attended the scene along with two air ambulances.

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Pensioner 'blacks out at wheel' as car mounts pavement

The crash scene outside the Friary Centre Credit: @HIRE5_Menswear

A pensioner, who blacked out at the wheel, crashed into six shoppers and two children when his vehicle mounted a pavement in Guildford.

A 13-month-old baby girl and a two-year-old boy were both catapulted out of pushchairs when the silver Volkswagen Polo left the road.

The youngsters suffered serious injuries after they were thrown through the air and landed on the pavement several yards away.

Eyewitnesses said that the elderly driver of the car appeared to have suffered a medical episode and became unconscious at the wheel, moments before the car veered off the road and mounted the pavement.

Children 'catapulted out of pushchairs' after car mounted pavement

It's believed that a pensioner was involved in the Guildford crash.

Reports from the scene say six adults and two children were struck by the vehicle. An eyewitness said two children were 'catapulted out of their pushchairs'.

The youngest child was flown to St. George's Hospital in London by air ambulance with severe facial injuries.

Police: 'The car was in collision with a number of pedestrians'

The scene outside the Friary Centre in Guildford this morning Credit: @HIRE5

Surrey Police received a report of a collision in Guildford at 10.38am today. The collision took place in North Street outside the main entrance to The Friary Centre.

A silver VW Polo left the road and was involved in a collision with a number of pedestrians. Emergency services quickly attended and remain at the scene.

Road closures are in place in the immediate vicinity and motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area until further notice.

– Surrey Police
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