A two-week-old baby has died after being hit by a car in Brownhills this afternoon (4 April).
A BMW is understood to have been involved in a collision with another car in High Street before striking his 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 nothing could be done to save him.
A relative suffered a shoulder injury but nobody else was injured.
The driver left the scene but 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 was closed to enable officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit to carry out enquiries. The route remained blocked throughout the evening.
Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the 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.”
Officers 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.
At Tamworth Informed our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved and also with those of the emergency services that attended the scene.
Anyone with information can contact police via FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.
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