POLICE have questioned a 75-year old woman driver in connection with a serious crash that has left a six month old baby battling for his life.

The baby is in a critical condition in Great ormond Street hospital after a silver Volkswagen Polo hit his buggy as his mother pushed him over a pedestrian crossing.

The tragic crash took place at 11am on Friday, in Ongar Road, near the junction with Doddinghurst Road.

Police have described the baby as being in a critical condition, but said the mother is unhurt.

Paramedics and police rushed to the scene and the mother and baby, who are from Doddinghurst, were airlifted to Royal London hospital.

A section of the road was closed while police carried out investigations.

The elderly driver will be interviewed again at a later date.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the road policing unit at Chigwell on 0300 333 4444, and ask for Pc Al Cuthbertson.