A two-week-old baby died in front of his parents on Easter Sunday, April 4th, after a car ran into his pam.
It was gathered that the mother and baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver veered onto the pavement in Brownhills, West Midlands, England.
The BMW was involved in a collision on the High Street with another car, before striking the pram at around 4pm on Sunday.
The baby boy 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.
Speaking to the Sun Online, an eyewitness said the baby’s parents were “hysterical” after the incident, with passers-by attempting to calm them down.
In his words, “All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate”.
A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured. West Midlands Police says the driver of the car fled the scene.
However, a 34-year-old man was arrested in Bloxwich shortly afterwards. He has been taken into custody and will be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the 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 enquiries, to come forward. We understand the shock this will have caused but I would ask people not to speculate on what happened.”
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