"My heart breaks that we can’t cuddle no more," said one of the family member in a heartbreaking tribute to the little one.
Two-week-old baby, Ciaran Leigh Morris, tragically lost his life in an accident while the little one was out for his very first walk since his birth. On Easter Sunday, as Ciaran's stroller was being pushed down the street, a BMW driver lost control of his car and collided with another vehicle before ramming into the baby's pram in West Midlands, England. Ciaran's stroller was then pinned against a wall, and the little one's parents turned "hysterical" from seeing their injured infant son.
The little one was rushed to the hospital but eventually succumbed to his injuries, according to The Sun. The relative who was with the baby during the incident was also injured. For Ciaran, it was supposed to be the "first outing" after he was born prematurely to his 18-year-old parents, Camaron Morris and Codie Holyman. Left heartbroken over their baby's tragic death, the teenage parents released a statement that said, as quoted by The Sun: "Mommy’s and daddy’s hearts will always ache, we love you more than anything."
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
"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. Fly high angel," the grieving parents added. On April 28, baby Ciaran was laid to rest, and hundreds lined up on the street to pay their respects to the baby boy, according to Mirror. A horse-drawn carriage led a procession of motorbikes and scooters, and blue ribbons adorned the area on Ciaran's funeral day.
Watch as motorbikes line the streets in tribute to Ciaran Leigh Morris, the two-week old baby boy who died when a car struck his pram in Brownhills on Easter Sunday.— ITV News Central (@ITVCentral) April 28, 2021
A horse-drawn carriage led the procession for baby Ciaran's funeral: https://t.co/owfXfAG2EZ pic.twitter.com/PGSio2OYZA
"It was refreshing, the high street was ram packed with people, although we are new to the area it was good to see the community spirit," said Stuart Thompson, who witnessed the events of the day, according to Birmingham Live. "The nearest gathering I've seen like this for a funeral was from my military background. The community has done great, it shows a real sense of pride for Brownhills," Stuart added.
In connection with Ciaran's death, 34-year-old James Paul Davis was arrested shortly after he crashed into the baby's stroller. He was "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," according to a Facebook post put up by West Midlands Police.
Following the devastating crash, a friend of the family's spoke to The Sun and said, "I know the family and all I can say is they are numb with grief. It was maybe the first time they had taken the baby out together and this happens. It’s an unimaginable horror they are going through. One second and the most precious thing in their lives is gone."
Tributes were left at the spot where the crash took place, and one family member left behind a tribute for Ciaran which said: "From the minute mommy told me about you, I knew you were going to be the most loved and perfect baby in the world. Words can’t describe the pain we’re feeling now. Being with mommy and daddy through your small life made my love for you so strong. My heart breaks that we can’t cuddle no more. This isn’t goodbye, it is until we meet again, love you always."
Cover image source: West Midlands Police/Facebook