07/08/2012 12:41 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

One Baby Dead, One Critical After Cars Crash Into Pushchairs

One baby dead one critical after car ploughs into pushchairs PA

A baby boy of just a year old has died and a two-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after two cars collided in Leicester, ploughing into two adults pushing the babies in their pushchairs.

Police officers told the BBC that the children were in their prams at a the junction of Narborough Road and Braunstone Gate when a BMW and Mini Cooper collided at about 09:50 yesterday morning.

The two men who were pushing the children suffered minor injuries in the accident.

A 40-year-old female and a 61-year-old man were arrested and later released on bail.

A local businessman, Bob Young, whose office CCTV recorded the horrific incident said he had offered to hand over the videos to the police, saying the images were 'very graphic':

"It shows you exactly what happened," Mr Young said, "People were there instantly. From the accident, people ran to their aid in moments - the people's reaction time was fabulous."

The scene of the tragedy has been cordoned off, and the police have appeared for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.

What a terrible, terrible thing to have happened when out walking with babies. Shocking.