Police at the scene in Brownhills, Walsall (Picture: Picture: SnapperSK)
A two-week-old baby boy has died after his pram was hit by a car on a pavement this afternoon.
One witness described how the baby’s parents were ‘hysterical’ after the crash.
They told the Sun Online: ‘All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate.’
A West Midlands Police statement said: ‘A two-week-old baby has died after being hit by a car in Brownhills this afternoon.
‘A BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision in High Street with another car, before striking his pram at around 4pm.
‘The young boy was being pushed along the pavement by family at the time and suffered serious injuries. He was rushed to hospital but nothing could be done to save him.
Police said a BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision with another car, before striking the pram at around 4pm (Picture: SnapperSK)
The mother and baby were walking along High Street in Bownhills when the crash happened (Picture: SnapperSK)
‘A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured.
‘The driver left the scene but 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 West Midlands Police’s 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.’
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