Two-week-old baby killed after pram hit by car on pavement


A two-week-old boy has been killed after his pram was hit by a car which mounted the pavement, West Midlands Police have said.

A BMW is believed to have been involved in a collision with another vehicle before striking the baby’s pram as his family pushed it along a path in the town of Brownhills, Walsall, at 4pm on Easter Sunday.

The child was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries. A relative also suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was hurt, police said.

West Midlands Police said the driver of the BMW left the scene following the crash but a 34-year-old man was arrested around four miles away in Bloxwich soon after.

He has been taken into custody and will be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the collision investigation unit, said: “A baby has tragically died and we’ll be doing all we can to support his family during this deeply devastating time.

“We’re in the process of speaking to witnesses and establishing the circumstances around this collision.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area, and has information which can assist our inquiries, to come forward.

“We understand the shock this will have caused but I would ask people not to speculate on what happened.”

West Midlands Police said officers were particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have dashcam footage either before or at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information can contact police via FL-COLLISION-INVESTwest-midlands.pnn.police.uk, via Live Chat or by calling 101.



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