Sunday 11 December 2016

Baby born prematurely after horror crash kills his dad dies

Published 05/01/2016 | 10:50

Simon Lewis who died when the Daihatsu Sirion that he was driving was in collision with a blue Peugeot 307 as it travelled along Lamby Way in Cardiff on New Year's Eve
Simon Lewis who died when the Daihatsu Sirion that he was driving was in collision with a blue Peugeot 307 as it travelled along Lamby Way in Cardiff on New Year's Eve

A baby born born prematurely following a car crash which killed his father has also died, police have said.

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Simon Lewis, 33, from Trowbridge, Cardiff, died on New Year's Eve when his family car collided with another vehicle.

Also inside as passengers were Mr Lewis' pregnant wife Amanda and their three-year-old daughter Summer.

Following doctors' concerns the couple's unborn baby was in distress as a result of the collision, he was born by emergency Caesarean Section at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, on Sunday morning.

South Wales Police have now revealed that the child died in hospital later that same day.

A force spokeswoman said: "Amanda has requested that her family have privacy while they deal with this further devastating loss.

"In the meantime, we are continuing their appeal for any witnesses to the collision to come forward."

Detectives were called to the crash at approximately 5.30pm on Thursday December 31, about a quarter of a mile east of the Rover Way roundabout.

Two cars were involved - the Lewis family's Daihatsu Sirion and a blue Peugeot 307. The driver of the Peugeot was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Police said he is still being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

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