Driver narrowly avoids hitting baby after pram is pushed into middle of road

A DRIVER has narrowly avoided hitting a two-month-old baby in a pram after it was allegedly pushed into the path of their car on a residential road in Melbourne’s outer east.

The hair-raising scenes unfolded on a usually quiet suburban street at Packenham around midday on Saturday.

Police say they are still trying to determine exactly what happened but investigators have been told the pram was pushed into the path of a car as it travelled along Oaklands Way, near Hartland Circuit.


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The driver of the vehicle, believed to be a white Ford Falcon or similar, was forced to swerve to avoid hitting the pram as it rolled into the middle of the road with the baby strapped inside.

After missing the infant, the driver was able to correct the vehicle and continued travelling along Oaklands Way.

Police were called and a woman who was with the baby was taken to hospital for assessment.

Investigators are appealing for the driver of the vehicle or anyone else who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.