Baby killed after pram is pinned against wall by car in horror crash in Walsall

A TWO-week-old baby boy has died after a pram was pinned against a wall by a BMW in a horror crash today.

Police were scrambled to Brownhills after the BMW1 Series and a Ford B-Max were involved in this afternoon's smash.

The BMW mounted the pavement before ploughing into a parade of shops and trapping the baby buggy on Brownhills High Street just before 4pm.

The baby was being pushed along the pavement by his family and suffered serious injuries.

He was rushed to hospital but died, West Midlands Police said.

A relative of the baby's suffered a shoulder injury.


The driver of the car fled, but a 34-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Ford suffered damage to the the driver's side, with witnesses saying an air ambulance was scrambled to the scene.

One witness told Sun Online the baby's parents were "hysterical" after the shocking collision, with onlookers trying to calm them down.

She said: "All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate.

"It had just happen as I left the island to enter Brownhills High Street to go home.

"I just stopped to see if I could do anything but was unable to help."

Cops cordoned off the road and were seen examining the cars after the shocking collision.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "A two-week-old baby has died after being hit by a car in Brownhills this afternoon (4 April).

"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.

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

"The driver left the scene but a 34-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards.

"He has been taken into custody and will be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving."

Sun Online has contacted West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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