Police seek car which almost hit baby

Police are looking for the driver of a car allegedly seen speeding through Oamaru in thick fog yesterday morning, after the car skidded and came close to hitting a baby in nearby Weston.

Detective Kevin Kirkman said a red hatchback was seen speeding along Chelmer St towards Weston at between 7.15am and 9.15am, before it was again seen speeding in Weston, where it was involved in a near-miss with a pedestrian carrying a baby. He said police wanted to hear from anyone who saw the car.

''There was thick fog at the time, making driving conditions challenging. At approximately 9.10am, a car matching the same description was speeding in the West View Dr area at Weston. The car skidded and almost hit a pedestrian who was walking in the area. ''The pedestrian was a member of the public who was carrying a baby.''

Det Kirkman said anyone with information on the car or who witnessed it being driven should contact Oamaru police on 03 433-1418.