Newborn baby dies after BMW ploughs into his pram

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

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.

Ciaran Leigh Morris, two weeks old, is pictured.
Ciaran Leigh Morris died after a BMW hit his pram while he was out with his family. Source: West Midlands Police
Flowers left at the scene on High Street, Brownhills, near Walsall in the West Midlands, where a two-week-old baby boy in a pram was hit by a BMW car on Easter Sunday.
Flowers left at the scene on High Street, Brownhills where Ciaran was hit. Source: AAP

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.

People are seen visibly upset at the scene on High Street, Brownhills, near Walsall in the West Midlands, where a two-week-old baby boy in a pram was hit by a BMW.
A woman cries as people pay tribute to Ciaran near where the BMW hit his pram. Source: AAP

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.”

A tribute left by a mourner with a bunch of flowers for Ciaran Leigh Morris.
Tributes left at the scene on High Street, Brownhills, near Walsall in the West Midlands, where a two-week-old baby boy in a pram was hit by a BMW car. Source: Jacob King/PA Wire via AAP
Flowers and tributes left at the Brownhills scene.
Police said they have been 'left numb' over Ciaran's death. Source: AAP

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