Residents living in Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands woke up to rather terrifying news of the death of a two-week-old baby as a result of an Easter Sunday car smash. The accident, which occurred at around 4 p.m., reportedly happened as a result of drunken driving, wherein the mother and the baby were pinned against a wall after a BWM 1 series rammed into the pavement and collided with a Ford B-Max over the weekend.

“All I saw was a car that had pinned a baby in a buggy up an iron gate,” said the witness to The Sun. “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,” he added. A bunch of onlookers added that the couple seemed inconsolable after all the tragic incident.

Despite being rushed to a hospital nearby, the infant succumbed to the fatal injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival. Besides the child, another relative reportedly suffered a minor shoulder injury, BBC reported.

The driver behind the wheels allegedly attempted to flee the scene but was nabbed right in time in Bloxwich, according to the West Midlands Police. Identified as a 34-year-old man, the accused was taken into custody soon after on the grounds of causing death by dangerous driving. A detailed questioning and further probe into the matter awaits.

The route was kept blocked throughout the evening after cops cordoned off the road and scanned the cars that were around at the time of the accident. Things are expected to remain the same until further developments pertaining to the incident occurs.

“A baby has tragically died and we'll be doing all we can to support his family during this deeply devastating time,” said Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the police department. “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 that can assist our inquiries, to come forward. We understand the shock this will have caused but I would ask people not to speculate on what happened,” he added.

The police have urged people to come forward with relevant details to the accident if they were to come across any.

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