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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.

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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.

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