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Leicester pushchair car crash: Woman charged

Oliwier Baczyk and Zofia Tabaka
Image caption Oliwier Baczyk and Zofia Tabaka died after a collision last year

A woman has been accused of two counts of causing death by careless driving after two toddlers were killed in Leicester.

The 41-year-old was charged on Monday evening and bailed to appear before magistrates in the city on 29 July.

One-year-old Oliwier Baczyk and Zofia Tabaka, two, both died after the collision on 6 August, at the junction of Braunstone Gate and Narborough Road.

A 61-year-old man who was arrested at the time has since died.

The two toddlers, who both lived in Leicester, were in pushchairs when they were hit by a car last year.

A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "CPS East Midlands has authorised Leicestershire police to charge the woman with two counts of causing death by careless driving in relation to the incident.

"The evidence in the case has been reviewed by an experienced Senior Crown Prosecutor in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Oliwier died in hospital shortly after the crash while Zofia died overnight. Both bodies were repatriated to Poland after their deaths.

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