BABY AMONG 4 CRASH DEAD
Police chase ends in two-car pile-up
A BABY boy died along with three adults after a car being chased by police hit their people carrier.
Three men, aged 23, 18 and 17, travelling in a VW Golf were arrested and remain in custody after suffering minor injuries.
The Golf struck a VW Touran in which two men aged 35 and 50 and a 41-year-old woman died at the scene.
The baby – a one-year-old boy in the Touran – was pronounced dead at hospital. Three other people in the people carrier, including a three-year-old girl were also injured.
A 22-year-old woman remains in hospital in a critical condition.
The horror crash happened in Darnall, a suburb of Sheffield, South Yorks on Friday night.
It is believed the Touran was preparing to turn right when it was hit.
Because the Golf was being pursued before the collision, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. IOPC regional director Miranda Biddle said: “We will be carrying out an independent investigation to establish what actions South Yorkshire police took prior to the crash.
“We have been able to view dashcam footage which confirms that, although a pursuit did take place prior to the crash, there is no indication that the police vehicle collided with either of the vehicles. We have also obtained initial statements from the officers involved and will gather further evidence during the course of our investigation.”
Det Chief Insp Jude Ashmore told reporters: “I would like to thank those who helped immediately after the collision and for their support and patience during the evening.
“I would also like to ask anyone who saw what happened, or who may have dashcam footage of the collision, to please get in touch with us.”