Driver, 34, ‘who fled scene’ is arrested over death of two-week-old baby boy
Police have arrested a 34-year-old man after a two-week-old baby boy was killed when a BMW careered off the road and slammed a mother and her pram into a wall on a busy high street.
The driver fled the crash site in Brownhills, Walsall, after the incident at around 4pm on Easter Sunday but a man was arrested around four miles away in Bloxwich shortly afterwards. He is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The baby died in front of his parents, who were left ‘hysterical’. Police believe the tragedy happened after the BMW1 Series crashed into a Ford B-Max before ploughing onto the pavement and pinning the mother and baby against a wall.
The driver of the white BMW has not paid road tax since October 22, according to DVLA records seen by MailOnline. It has an up to date MOT.
Officers are investigating after a mother and baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver careered onto the pavement on Sunday. Pictured is the crash scene, with a BMW pinned against a shop front
The driver fled the crash site in Brownhills, Walsall, after the incident at around 4pm on Easter Sunday but a man was arrested around four miles away in Bloxwich shortly afterwards. Pictured is a close up of the BMW
A woman laying flowers at the High Street in Brownhills next to where the baby was killed yesterday
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The baby was taken to hospital by paramedics but could not be saved.
A relative has also suffered a shoulder injury but no one else was injured.
Last night the was seen with its shattered bonnet against a shop front.
The driver is believed to have run away on foot but MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police to confirm this.
Speaking to 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 car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up an iron gate,’ the witness said.
Police believe BMW1 Series crashed into a Ford B-Max (pictured) before ploughing onto the pavement and pinning the mother and baby against a wall
The point at which the car smashed into the shop front, which was marked by flowers left by well-wishers today