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

A two week old boy has died after a car crashed into his stroller.

A BMW is believed to have been involved in a collision with another car before it struck the baby’s stroller around 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday, West Midlands Police said.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the tragedy, Der Spiegel Reports.

The baby was pushed to the sidewalk at the time by his family in Brownhills, Walsall, and suffered serious injuries.

Police said he was hospitalized but nothing could be done to save him.

A relative also suffered a shoulder injury in the accident.

The driver of the BMW left the scene, but shortly afterwards a man was arrested in Bloxwich, the police said.

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

Sergeant Mark Crozier of the Collision Detection Unit said, “A baby tragically died and we will do everything we can to support his family at this deeply devastating time.

“We are in the process of speaking to witnesses and investigating the circumstances surrounding this collision.

“I would ask anyone who has been in the area and has information that can support our inquiries to get in touch.

“We understand the shock this caused, but I would ask people not to speculate about what happened.”

A white Ford B-Max and a white BMW 1 Series were involved in the accident, pushing the stroller against the wall.

Police said they would be particularly keen to hear from anyone in the area who may have dashcam footage before or at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information can contact the police at [email protected], live chat, or call 101.


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