Inquest opens into death of two-week-old baby boy killed on Easter Sunday

Tributes have been paid to two-week-old Ciaran Leigh Morris who died after his pram was hit by a car in Walsall on Easter Sunday. Credit: BPM Media / SnapperSK / West Midlands Police

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 was being pushed along the pavement in Brownhills, Walsall.

Ciaran Leigh Morris

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.

A fundraising page to support the family of two-week-old Ciaran Leigh Morris has now reached more than £34,000.

The page was set up with a £2,000 target, "to support the family of the two week old child tragically lost in a traffic collision on the Brownhills high street, April 4th."

Ciaran's parents paid tribute to their two-week-old boy.

Adding: "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."

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A man has appeared in court accused of causing his death by dangerous driving.

James Paul Davis, 34, of Croxtalls Avenue, Walsall, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court, speaking only to confirm his name and date of birth.

He is also facing allegations of causing death by driving while uninsured, failing to stop at the scene of a crash and failing to report a collision.

District Judge David Murray remanded Davis in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on May 4.

Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the force's 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."

He added: "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."

People left flowers and tributes at the scene.

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One read: "RIP...Little Man."

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Police are still appealing for anyone with information or dash cam footage to come forward.

The coroner's investigation and inquest will resume following the outcome of criminal proceedings.