A two-week-old baby has died after being hit by a car in front of his ‘hysterical’ parents in Brownhills this afternoon.
Officers are investigating after a mother and baby were pinned against a wall after a BMW driver careered onto the pavement on Sunday.
A BMW was involved in a collision on the High Street with another car, before striking the pram at around 4pm.
The young boy was being pushed along the pavement by family at the time and suffered serious injuries.
He was rushed to hospital but paramedics were unable to save him.
Speaking to the Sun Online, one witness told how the baby’s parents were ‘hysterical’ after the incident, with passers-by attempting to calm them down.
‘All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up a iron gate,’ the witness told the publication.
A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured.
West Midlands Police say the driver of the car fled the scene.
A 34-year-old man was arrested in Bloxwich shortly afterwards.
He has been taken into custody and will be questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A section of the High Street has been closed to enable our collision investigation unit to carry out enquiries.