The man and two boys, aged two and four, were certified dead at the scene and the woman and girl were thrown from the car. A hospital spokeswoman said the baby was fine, the mother was in the hospital's intensive care unit, where she was "poorly but stable", and the little girl was stable. Kate Watson-SmythReuse content
A woman gave birth hours after a car crash which killed her husband and two young sons yesterday. The couple's daughter was treated for head and pelvic injuries, but was last night said to be in a stable condition in hospital. The woman's baby, a boy weighing 10lb, was delivered by Caesarean section and was in the intensive care unit at Basildon Hospital in Essex. Police were questioning a 25-year-old man about the accident, which occurred when the family's car hit the tractor unit of an articulated lorry in Chadwell St Mary, Essex.