A UK driver has been charged after a two-week-old baby died when a car crashed into his pram on a newborn’s first outing. A driver has been charged over the death of a two-week-old baby boy who died after a car crashed into a pram on the tot’s first outing.
The teenage parents of tiny Ciaran Leigh Morris, who was killed in the Easter Sunday horror crash, said: “Mummy’s and daddy’s hearts will always ache; we love you more than anything.”
The Sun reports that Ciaran was killed after a BMW collided with his buggy on Easter Sunday in Brownhills, near Walsall in England’s West Midlands County.
His heartbroken parents, Camaron Morris, 18, and Codie Holyman, also 18, today held each other for support when they visited the tragic scene 24 hours after he was killed.
James Paul Davis, 34, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police confirmed.
He was also charged with failing to stop at the collision scene and failure to report a crash.
Davis, from Walsall, was remanded in police custody and will appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.
Camaron and Cody paid an emotional tribute to their premature son, born almost a month early after being killed on his “first outing”.
In a statement issued on their behalf by police, the couple said: “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.”
Flowers were laid at the tragic crash scene, and the boy’s great aunt said the family had been left “heartbroken”.
Lisa Forde, 58, from Brownhills, West Mids, said: “It’s just heartbreaking.
“I don’t think there’s anything else I can say; my mind’s gone blank.”
Camaron and Codie posted pictures of their newborn son on Facebook on March 18.
In another post, Codie, who studied at Walsall College, proudly uploaded a picture of their son wearing a cute animal-print jumper and bottoms.
- Camaron, who says he works at McDonald’s, also posted a picture of him holding Ciaran shortly after birth.
- Relatives said Ciaran was born three and a half weeks early, “so shouldn’t even have been here”.
- The young parents were said to have been “hysterical” following the horror crash at 4pm yesterday.
- A heroic man “in his late 20s” tried desperately to save Ciaran by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.
- He was taken to hospital, but tragically could not be saved.
- A family friend was in tears when he laid a floral tribute at the scene this morning.
- He told The Sun Online: “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 family member left a tribute at the scene, which read: “My beautiful nephew Ciaran.
- “From the minute mummy told me about you, I knew you were going to be the most loved and perfect baby in the world.
- “Words can’t describe the pain we’re feeling now. Being with mummy and daddy through your short life made my love for you so strong.
- “My heart breaks that we can’t cuddle no more. This isn’t goodbye; it is until we meet again; love you always.”
- Poignantly, around a dozen cuddly toys are left as a tribute to the fact that the little boy was so very young.
- 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 more significant 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.”
- 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, placed flowers on the pavement.
He said: “I read about what happened on Facebook and just felt I wanted to pay my respects. 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 about 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 an iron gate.
- “It had just happened as I left the island to enter Brownhills High Street to go home.
- “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.
- This article originally appeared in The Sun and has been republished with permission.