A two-week-old baby boy has died after his pram was hit by a car on the pavement.
West Midlands police said that a BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision with another vehicle in High Street, Brownhills, before hitting the pram at around 4pm on Sunday 4 April.
The baby was being pushed along the pavement by his family at the time, and suffered serious injuries. One relative also suffered a shoulder injury.
Police said that the baby was rushed to the hospital, but there was nothing that could be done to save him.
The police said that the driver left the scene, but a 34-year-old man was arrested in Bloxwich shortly afterwards, and has been taken into custody. The man will be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
‘A baby has tragically died’
Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the West Midlands collision investigation unit, 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.”
In a statement from police, it said that they are “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 the West Midlands police via [email protected]
Alternatively, you can get in contact via the live chat feature on the West Midlands police website, or by calling 101.