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Miracle baby survives Chistmas Day crash

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11:24 CET+01:00
A four-month-old baby miraculously survived a horrifc crash when a car somersaulted into a ditch alongside the E 18 motorway near Stockholm on Christmas Day.

The woman driving the vehicle escaped with injuries to her face while the male passenger walked away unhurt.

Treacherous icy conditions on the roads was given as the reason behind the dramatic crash as the driver suddenly lost control of the car, according to Uppsala police.

Icy conditions are forecast to remain into the weekend.

The Local reported on Thursday that Sweden's main meteorological agency, SMHI, had issued a warning to drivers to avoid the roads in what promised to be a treacherous festive period with icy and frost forecast across most parts of Sweden.

While a high pressure front that pushed in across the country on Christmas Day ensured a sunny fresh, clear day for most Swedes it also brought with it the risk of ice roads.

At least two further car accidents were reported in Uppsala county on Christmas Day and SMHI issue a further warning that the treacherous driving conditions were set to remain into the weekend.

"If moist winds push in from the sea in the west then it could be extremely slippery on the west coast," said Kjell Flyman at SMHI to news agency TT.

SMHI's warning is focused on the west coast region and around Gothenburg. Clear and stable weather is forecast over much of Sweden with some snow and rain in northern highland areas. Where there is rain there is a risk for icy roads as temperatures dip in the evening on Friday.

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