Parents 'numb with grief' after two-week-old baby boy killed when pram was hit by car on 'first walk since he was born'

THE parents of a two-week-old baby boy who was killed in a horror pram crash during his "first walk" are "numb with grief", friends said today.

Flowers were laid at the scene of the tragic crash in Walsall, West Mids, where a BMW collided with a buggy on Easter Sunday.



A man who was in tears as he laid a floral tribute told The Sun Online: “Yes 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.”

Another man, whose best friend is part of the heartbroken family, added: “It’s just awful, no one deserves this.

“From what I have heard someone had an accident and lost control then hit them, but there is a lot of hearsay around things like this.

'NUMB WITH GRIEF'

“I know the family very well and they are a really, really nice family. I’m still shocked to hear what’s happened.

“My best mate is part of the family and I know the baby’s mum and uncle.”

Police stood guard at the scene of the tragedy which happened at around 4pm yesterday.

The metal shutter of the shop where the crash happened was twisted and buckled and bricks remained strewn across the path.

Stuart Evans, 52, a builder from Pelsall, West Mids, lay flowers on the pavement.

He said: “I read about what happened on Facebook and just felt I wanted to pay my respects.

It was maybe the first time they had taken the baby out together and this happens."

“I’ve got eight grandchildren myself and you can’t imagine how you’d feel in the family’s predicament.

“It’s such a tragedy and terrible for the family. It’s heartbreaking to think what they are going through.  

The crash involved a white Ford B-Max and a white BMW 1 Series, which witnesses say trapped the pram against a wall.

One witness told Sun Online the baby's parents were "hysterical", with onlookers trying to calm them down before paramedics arrived.

The eyewitness said: "All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate.

"It had just happened as I left the island to enter Brownhills High Street to go home.

HORROR CRASH

"I just stopped to see if I could do anything, but was unable to help."
The boy was flown to hospital by air ambulance but died a short time later.

A relative of the boy also suffered a shoulder injury in the crash.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in Bloxwich, West Mids, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Sergeant Mark Crozier 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.

"We understand the shock this will have caused but I would ask people not to speculate on what happened."

A West Midlands Police spokesman added: “The driver left the scene but a 34-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards.”

The force asked anyone who may have dashcam footage, either before or at the time of the collision, to contact them.


Source: Read Full Article