A man has been charged after a two-week old baby boy was killed when a car collided with his pram, police have confirmed.
James Paul Davis, 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, of Walsall, West Mids., has been remanded in police custody and will appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Ciaran Leigh Morris, who was born prematurely last month, died following the incident on Brownhills High Street, West Midlands, on Easter Sunday.
The child was rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon but nothing could be done to save him.
Police said a BMW collided with another car before hitting the pram.
The driver reportedly left the scene before an arrest was made in Bloxwich.
In an emotional tribute released today, Ciaran’s parents Camaron and Codie said: “Mommy’s and Daddy’s hearts will always ache, we love you more than anything.”
The teenage couple both wore black and held hands as they clutched Ciaran’s favourite cuddly toys during a vigil.
They spent more than an hour at the scene reading the cards and viewing the dozens of floral tributes left by well wishers.
“To my baby boy,” a card they left said.
“Ciaran Leigh Morris. Thinking of you always and forever. Always be happy.
“Mommy and Daddy love you so much our perfect boy. Fly high Ciaran, you didn’t deserve this. Wish we could bring you home to us.
“Sleep tight, rest easy our baby boy. Love Mommy and Daddy.”
The pair walked off after the 70-minute gathering accompanied by relatives.
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.”