Two-week-old boy dies as pram hit by vehicle in Brownhills

Ruben Hill
April 5, 2021

The young boy was being pushed in a pram by his family at around 4pm on Sunday (April 4) in Brownhills' High Street.

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Speaking to the Sun Online, one witness told how the baby's parents were "hysterical" after the incident, with passers-by attempting to calm them down.

'All I saw was a auto that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate, ' the witness told the publication. It had just happened as I left the island to enter Brownhills High Street to go home.

The parents visited the scene of the crash this afternoon to see the huge number of flowers, tributes and teddies left by well wishers and mourners. It was also later reported that a man, 34, was arrested in Bloxwich "shortly" afterward.

BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision with another vehicle in High Street, Brownhills, before striking the baby's pram at around 4pm on Easter Sunday, West Midlands Police said.

A section of the High Street was closed this evening to enable the West Midlands Police (WMP) investigation unit to carry out enquiries.

Tributes at the scene of the crash on Brownhills High Street
Tributes at the scene of the crash on Brownhills High Street

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

"I would ask people to please respect the family at this sad time and allow them the privacy to grieve".

A driver has been arrested "after fleeing the scene" of a crash that killed a two-week-old baby.

The baby was rushed to hospital in a serious condition, but couldn't be saved, local police said in a statement. "A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured".

Davis, aged 34, has been charged with causing death by unsafe driving, causing death by driving while uninsured, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failure to report a collision.

Shortly afterwards, a 34-year-old man was arrested in Bloxwich.

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