BABY BOY IN PENGE COLLISION LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE

A baby boy involved in a collision in Penge on Sunday, 13 January has died.

Luciano Newman, who was eight months old, suffered critical injuries as a result of a road traffic collision on Croydon Road and sadly passed away on Sunday, 20 January.

His mother Nicole Newman, aged 23, who was pushing Luciano’s pram at the time of the incident, died at the scene.

An investigation to establish the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing and the driver of the car is co-operating with police.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and urge anyone with dash cam footage, including footage from the minutes leading up to the collision – which occurred at 20.08 hrs, to come forward.

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 285 1574 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  (Source: Metropolitan Police press release)

“NO SUGGESTION DRIVER WAS SPEEDING” SAYS MP – AS SHE CALLS FOR DEBATE ON SPEED LIMITS

Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves has called for a Parliamentary debate on speed limits in residential areas following the tragedy.

On January 17th she told fellow MPs: “I am sure that the Leader of the House will want to join me in offering condolences to her family, including her partner Charlie.

“While there has been no suggestion that the driver was speeding, our council in Bromley has failed to implement 20 mph speed limits in residential areas, despite pressure from the Labour councillors to do so.

“Can we please therefore have a debate in Government time on speed limits in residential areas?.”

Responding, Leader of the House of Commons  Andrea Leadsom told her: “May I first say that that is an absolute tragedy? I am sure that all hon. Members will want to send their deep condolences to the family.

“The hon. Lady raises a very important point about speed limits. “She will be aware that it is possible for local authorities to lower or indeed raise limits where that is felt suitable.

“I encourage her to seek an Adjournment debate so that she can discuss the details of this tragic case.” (Source: TheyWorkForYou)

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