"Another young life lost so tragically and unnecessarily," said a message left behind at the spot where the collision took place.
Two weeks after a baby was welcomed into a family, the infant tragically lost his life in a shocking accident when his pram got struck by a car and was pinned against a wall.
On Easter Sunday, April 4, the little one was being pushed down a pavement by a family member when a BMW1 Series came out of nowhere and struck the baby's stroller in Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands, UK.
Right before colliding with the infant's pram, the vehicle had crashed into a Ford B-Max on the road and swerved on top of the pavement. While barrelling down the path, the vehicle struck a few shops along the way before leaving the infant's stroller trapped against the wall.
At the scene, witnesses tried to calm the parents down and described them as "hysterical" while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
"All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate," an eyewitness told The Sun. "It had just happened 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."
A two-week-old baby has died after being hit by a car in Brownhills this afternoon (4 April).— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) April 4, 2021
A BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision with another car in High Street before striking his pram at around 4pm.
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Following the incident, the baby's relative suffered a shoulder injury, and the Ford vehicle also was reportedly left with damages on the driver's side. Meanwhile, the infant baby came out of the accident with extremely grave injuries. Although the baby boy was rushed to the hospital, "nothing could be done to save him," the police said, and the infant was pronounced dead, as reported by BBC.
Driver 'who fled scene' is arrested over death of two-week-old baby boy after BMW slammed mother and pram into wallhttps://t.co/4d5S52h6NH— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) April 5, 2021
While speaking about the incident, a West Midlands Police spokesman said, as quoted by The Sun, "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 4 pm. 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."
My heart goes out to the poor parents and family. Such tragic news. Heartbreaking— Catcray (@CatcrayNala) April 5, 2021
Heartbroken to hear the tragic news of the little one, many visited the spot where the collision took place, and they left behind flowers and messages as tributes to the baby killed in the incident. A JustGiving page was also set up to raise funds for the family as they reel from the devastating accident.
"Another young life lost so tragically and unnecessarily," read one message left at the spot, as quoted by Birmingham Live. "There are no words to explain how we’re all feeling right now," added the message. "Heaven has a new special angel, You are so loved, always in our hearts."
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