Two-week-old baby killed after BMW involved in car crash slams into pram

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A two-week-old baby has been killed after the pram he was in was hit by a BMW in a serious collision, police have confirmed.

The baby boy was being pushed by his family along the pavement in Brownhills High Street, Walsall on Sunday afternoon at around 4pm when the tragic incident occurred.

The driver left the scene but 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.

Police investigators remained at the scene on Sunday night, with police officers suggesting the road may remain closed all night.

Authorities say the tiny boy was rushed to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save him.

A relative of the baby was also hurt in the collision.

They suffered a shoulder injury.

Nobody else was injured.

Sergeant Mark Crozier, from West Midlands Police, 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."

The force is particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have dash cam footage, either before or at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via [email protected], via Live Chat or by calling 101.

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