Dead baby’s family remain in hospital after A12 smash

CRASH experts are continuing their investigations into an accident on the A12 that claimed the life of a baby boy.

The 10-month-old died in hospital hours after the Volkswagen Passat he was travelling in collided with a van near Kelvedon.

Police yesterday revealed three other members of the baby’s family – from Luton, Bedfordshire – remain in hospital.

They are a 71-year-old who is in a serious but not life-threatening condition at Queens Hospital, Romford, and a 29-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man are still in Colchester Hospital receiving treatment.

Monday’s crash, in which the Passat collided with a stationary Iveco van in a lay-by, was the third serious crash on the A12 in just eight days, and the second fatality.

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Mafalda Sofia Do Nascimento Pio, of Bramford Lane, Ipswich, died when the car she was in crashed into a bridge near Dedham on Sunday, September 26.

Last Sunday a motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after a collision with a silver Mercedes car between Boreham and Hatfield Peverel on the A12.

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Police have repeated their appeal for anyone who witnessed Monday’s collision to contact their Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0300 333 444.

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