Baby girl dies after being hit by car while dad strapped her into pushchair
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An eight-month-old baby has died after being hit by a car and suffering a head injury while her dad strapped her into a pushchair.
Mabli Cariad Hall and her dad Rob were outside Withybush Hospital in Pembrokeshire when she was struck by a white BMW, which also hit another pedestrian.
The young girl sustained a severe head injury and was rendered unconscious by the crash, prompting staff at Withybush Hospital to provide her with immediate treatment.
Mabli was later airlifted to Cardiff University Hospital, where her condition was further evaluated and staff found that she would be better placed at Bristol Children's Hospital.
Rob and Mabli's mother Gwen, who is currently on maternity leave, were by their baby's side the entire time, and a fundraiser was set up to help cover the costs of their accommodation near the hospital.
Unfortunately, four days after the crash Mabli sadly died from her injuries.
An update on the fundraising page said that the family wanted to express their 'deepest gratitude to the dedicated healthcare professionals who have been involved in Mabli's care throughout this challenging period'.
"Their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment have meant the world to the family during these trying times," it read.
"Additionally, the family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the compassionate chaplains of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, whose guidance and support have brought solace and comfort."
Sinead Morris, who organised the fundraiser, added that the family is 'immensely grateful' for the support and donations they've received in the wake of the accident.
Morris has kept the fundraiser running to allow people to continue to donate to Rob, Gwen and Mabli's five siblings 'as they navigate this difficult period, both emotionally and financially, while they grieve the loss of their precious baby girl, Mabli'.
The page describes Mabli as 'the most beautiful, smiley and happy baby girl', adding: "Dream big baby girl, fly high."
The GoFundMe page has amassed more than £23,000 at the time of writing (27 June).
Hywel Dda health board, which runs Withybush Hospital, released a statement to say it is 'deeply saddened' by the death of Mabli.
It said: "Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family and everyone affected."
The person who was driving the BMW during the incident is still in hospital after suffering non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger who was in the car, and the other pedestrian involved, have both been discharged from the hospital.