Today, Kelly Pegg, the baby’s mother has spoken of her shock saying she can’t stop thinking about what could have happened if she had been a few steps forward.
The incident happened outside Bill’s Fish Shop, Cullercoats seafront at around 1.30pm one November 19.
In the footage – a car can be seen driving towards two females as they walked over the pedestrian crossing.
The black vehicle continues to approach the crossing without slowing down and clips the front end of the pushchair before driving off – leaving the mother and her friend extremely distressed.
Thankfully, the six month-old baby and the two women were uninjured but were left shaken.
Kelly, 33, said: “The pram wheel spun around after it was hit – I would just never expect a car to hit me on a pedestrian crossing when they are meant to be safe for us to use,” she said.
“I haven’t been out since it happened but when I do I’ll avoid the area after that awful experience we had there. It’s a real shame as it is one of our favourite stretches by the sea to visit.”
Investigating officer PC David Bew has issued an urgent appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage following the ordeal – and says the incident serves as stark reminder of what can happen when people drive carelessly on our roads.
The driver, or anyone who knows them is asked to get in touch with police as soon as possible. Call 101 quoting log 630 211120 or email [email protected]
Alternatively you can report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.