BROWNHILLS TRAGEDY: Baby killed after pram is pinned against a wall
A two-week old baby has died following a collision in Brownhills, Walsall.
Police were called just after 4pm on Sunday afternoon (4 April) following a collision between a Ford B-Max and BMW1 Series on Brownhills High Street.
The BMW mounted the pavement then collided with a row of shops and trapping the buggy holding the boy. He suffered serious injuries.
West Midlands police say the baby was rushed to hospital but later sadly died of his injuries. A relative who was with the boy also suffered a shoulder injury.
The BMW driver fled the scene but later officers say a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Witnesses described the baby’s parents as ‘hysterical’ following the crash with onlookers said to have attempted to console the couple until the arrival of paramedics.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said:
"A two-week-old baby has died after being hit by a car in Brownhills this afternoon (4 April).”
"A BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision in High Street with another car before striking his pram at around 4pm.
"The young boy was being pushed along the pavement by family at the time and suffered serious injuries.”
"He was rushed to hospital but nothing could be done to save him.
"A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured.”
"The driver left the scene but a 34-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards.
"He has been taken into custody and will be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving."
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