A baby boy has died after a BMW crashed into his pram while he was out with his family.
Ciaran Leigh Morris, two weeks old, was being pushed in a pram in Brownhills, in England’s West Midlands, on Easter Sunday about 4pm (local time) when he was hit by a car, which mounted the footpath.
The little boy suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the driver of the BMW, a man aged 34, fled the scene and was later arrested.
He was named by police as James Paul Davis.
Davis has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving while uninsured, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failure to report a collision.
It’s further alleged the BMW was involved in a crash with another car before it hit Ciaran.
Davis will face court on Tuesday.
Tributes for Ciaran
Ciaran’s parents have paid tribute to their little boy, saying “their hearts will always ache”.
“We didn’t get to keep you for long but we are happy we had the chance to meet you, look after you and call you our son,” Ciaran’s parents said.
“Fly high angel.”
Sergeant Mark Crozier said police had been “left numb” by the little boy’s death.
“He was just two weeks old and his life has been tragically taken away,” Sgt Crozier said.
"To see the loss of someone so young is difficult for us as officers, but we know the pain is even greater for Ciaran’s family.”
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