Father and Child Killed in Christmas Day Crash


London: A father and his three-year-old child have been killed in a Christmas Day car crash. The incident involved a single car driven by the man on the A421 near Bedford at 11.10pm. His young child and a woman in her 30s were also in the vehicle.

The youngster was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, but died shortly afterwards. The woman was taken to the same hospital, and remains in a serious condition. Officers said all three are from Bedfordshire.

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Sergeant Simon Goldsmith said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision to call police. Any death on the road is tragic but this incident is even more poignant given the day it occurred. Next of kin have been informed and our specialist family liaison officers are providing support to relatives.”