The driver of a van who hit and killed a baby in a stroller said “it’s a nightmare” he can’t stop thinking about.
The five-month-old was killed in a stroller after being hit by a car in Auckland’s suburb of Northcote in New Zealand on Monday about 9am local time.
Sudhir Saksena told the New Zealand Herald he was driving the car which hit the baby after it rolled on to the road in front of him.
Mr Saksena told the paper he was driving home to pick up tools for work, which is up a hill.
That’s when he said he saw the pram coming down and into the path of his van.
"It's a nightmare,” he told the paper.
"I didn't see it coming... I slammed on the brakes but it was too late."
He claims the mum told him she forgot to put the pram’s brakes on.
Concerned bystander Kevin Walker said he tried to make sense out of what he saw as everyone including the baby’s mum was “in panic”.
Mr Walker called the baby’s death “absolutely heartbreaking” in what was a “freak accident”.
The incident remains under investigation with no one charged.
The baby’s death will be referred to the coroner.
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