Man charged following death of baby in Brownhills collision

Monday, 5th April 2021

A MAN has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a two-week-old baby boy in Brownhills yesterday afternoon (4 April).

The two-week-old baby who was killed after has now been named by his family as Ciaran Leigh Morris.

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.

James Paul Davis, aged 34, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving while uninsured, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failure to report a collision.

Davis, who is from Walsall, has been remanded in police custody to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (6 April).

Ciaran Leigh Morris WMP

TRAGIC: Ciaran Leigh Morris.

At Tamworth Informed our thoughts are with he family of Ciaran and also with those in the Emergency Service who attended the scene and attempted to save Ciaran, and made the arrest of Davis.

In an emotional tribute released today, Ciaran’s parents said: “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, from our serious collision investigation unit, said: “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.”

Police are still 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 police via FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, via Live Chat or by calling 101.