Two-week-old baby dies after car crashed into his pram
A two-week-old baby has died after a BMW car crashed into his pram on Easter Sunday.
The Easter Sunday tragedy occurred when the mother and her baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver careered onto the pavement in Brownhills.
According to Daily Mail, the BMW car was involved in a collision on the High Street with another car, before striking the pram at around 4pm.
It was gathered that the baby was being pushed along the pavement by family at the time and suffered serious injuries.
He was rushed to hospital but paramedics were unable to save him.
A witness told Sun Online how the baby’s parents were ‘hysterical’ after the incident, with passers-by attempting to calm them down.
“All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate. It had just happened as I left the island to enter Brownhills High Street to go home. I just stopped to see if I could do anything, but was unable to help.”
A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured.
West Midlands Police said the driver of the car fled the scene but a 34-year-old man was arrested in Bloxwich shortly afterwards.
The young man has been taken into custody and will be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A section of the High Street has been closed to enable our collision investigation unit to carry out enquiries.
The route is likely to remain blocked throughout the evening.
Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the unit, who confirmed the incident 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 enquiries, to come forward.
“We understand the shock this will have caused but I would ask people not to speculate on what happened.”