Two-week-old killed in Brownhills crash died from 'multiple trauma' injuries

A two-week-old boy whose pram was hit by a car on Easter Sunday died from multiple trauma, an inquest has heard.

Ciaran Leigh Morris
Ciaran Leigh Morris

Ciaran Leigh Morris was being pushed along the pavement by family in High Street, Brownhills, Walsall, at about 4pm when he suffered fatal injuries.

An inquest opening in Oldbury, West Midlands, on Friday, was told Ciaran was treated at the scene by paramedics but he died from "multiple trauma" injuries caused by a road traffic collision.

Giving details of the incident before adjourning the inquest to a date to be fixed, Black Country area coroner Joanne Lees said: "The death of Ciaran Morris was reported to the coroner by West Midlands Police and Walsall Manor Hospital.

"Police reported to me that Ciaran had been involved in a road traffic collision at about 4pm on April 4, whereby a vehicle had mounted the pavement and collided with a pram.

"Paramedics attended and administered CPR and Ciaran was taken to hospital, where sadly he was found to have passed away."

Mrs Lees, who offered her condolences to the family, added that a man had been charged with criminal offences in relation to the death.

"Therefore, I am going to suspend my coronial investigation and the coronial inquest, pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings," she told the court.

Blue ribbons and flowers left at the scene on Brownhills Hill Street where Ciaran Leigh Morris died after the pram he was in was hit by a car

Blue ribbons have been placed along Brownhills High Street this week, while flowers and messages have been left at the scene of the crash.

Ciaran's parents, Camaron Morris and Codie Holyman, have also visited the scene.

A JustGiving page set up to support the family has raised more than £33,000 since Monday.

James Paul Davis from Croxtalls Avenue in Walsall has been remanded in custody after appearing in court earlier this week.

The 34-year-old faces charges of 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.

He will next appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on May 4.

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