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06th Apr 2021

Man charged as two-week old baby tragically dies after pram hit by car in UK

Jade Hayden

The infant died on Easter Sunday. 

A man has been charged after a two-week-old baby was killed when a car hit a pram in Brownhills in the West Midlands, England.

Ciaran Leigh Morris was being pushed by his family in a pram along the high street on Easter Sunday when a BMW veered onto the pavement and struck him.

The baby was rushed to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the car fled the scene but was later arrested. He has since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Ciaran’s parents have since issued a tribute to their two-week-old son, saying: “Mommy’s and Daddy’s hearts will always ache, we love you more than anything.

“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.”

Sergeant Mark Crozier, of the West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation unit, added: “We’ve all been left numb by the sad death of Ciaran. He was just two-weeks-old and his life has been tragically taken away.

“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. We’ll be doing all we can to support them while also trying to establish what happened leading to the collision.

“I would ask people to please respect the family at this sad time and allow them the privacy to grieve.”

The driver of the car remains in police custody. The BMW passenger is currently helping police with their inquiries.