Two-week-old baby dies in front of his ‘hysterical’ parents

A two-week-old baby has died after being hit by a car in front of his ‘hysterical’ parents in Brownhills this afternoon. 

Officers are investigating after a mother and baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver careered onto the pavement on Sunday. 

A BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision on the High Street with another car, before striking the pram at around 4pm.

Officers are investigating after a mother and baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver careered onto the pavement on Sunday. Crash scene pictured, above and below

Officers are investigating after a mother and baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver careered onto the pavement on Sunday. Crash scene pictured, above and below

Officers are investigating after a mother and baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver careered onto the pavement on Sunday. Crash scene pictured, above and below 

A BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision in High Street with another car, before striking his pram at around 4pm

A BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision in High Street with another car, before striking his pram at around 4pm

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 paramedics were unable to save him.

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.  

The young boy was being pushed along the pavement by family at the time and suffered serious injuries

The young boy was being pushed along the pavement by family at the time and suffered serious injuries

The young boy was being pushed along the pavement by family at the time and suffered serious injuries

A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured. 

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.

A section of the High Street has been closed to enable our collision investigation unit to carry out enquiries. The route is likely to remain blocked throughout the evening.

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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