A baby and a toddler were among seven people who were injured as a car crashed into pedestrians outside a shopping centre in Guildford, Surrey on the morning of Friday (23 October). A one-year-old girl and a man in his 60s were airlifted to St George's Hospital in Tooting, while a two-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in Guildford.
Eyewitnesses said the silver VW Polo hit a bollard before careering onto the pavement and slamming into a plastic toy car with the two children inside. Witness Sam Hill told Get Surrey: "We were first on the scene, we were stood outside when we saw the car coming down the street, the bang was horrendous, it flew through the air knocking people all over the place.
"It was the most horrific thing you could see, it's like a horror movie. It's like watching a film, I cannot get the image of the children thrown in the air out my head, it was absolutely hideous, but it could have been a lot worse", she added.
A specialist crash investigation unit from Surrey Police are attempting to "establish the circumstances surrounding the incident". According to initial reports, the occupants of the car were both elderly.
South East Coast Ambulance issued a statement on Twitter, saying that six ambulance crews and four ambulance cars attended the scene along with two air ambulances. It added: "Our thoughts are with all those involved in today's incident in #Guildford."
A woman with leg injuries was taken to St George's Hospital, and three other women were taken to Royal Surrey County Hospital for treatment of injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.
A spokeswomen for Surrey Police has appealed for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact officers.