JustGiving benefactors raise £ 32k for funeral of baby who died when car hit his stroller in West Midlands

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Devotees have raised more than £ 30,000 for the funeral of a two-week-old boy who was killed after a car hit his pram on the first outing with his 18-year-old mother.

Ciaran Leigh Morris was seriously injured after a white BMW collided with his pram while his family pushed him over the sidewalk on Easter Sunday afternoon in Brownhills, near Walsall, West Midlands.

He was rushed to hospital, but nothing could be done to save him.

Devotees have raised more than £ 30,000 for the funeral of two-week-old baby boy Ciaran Leigh Morris (above), who was killed after a car hit his pram on the first outing with his 18-year-old mother.  He was rushed to hospital, but nothing could be done to save him

Devotees have raised more than £ 30,000 for the funeral of two-week-old baby boy Ciaran Leigh Morris (above), who was killed after a car hit his pram on the first outing with his 18-year-old mother. He was rushed to hospital, but nothing could be done to save him

Ciaran was seriously injured after a white BMW collided with his pram while his family pushed him over the sidewalk on Easter Sunday afternoon in Brownhills, near Walsall, West Midlands.  (Pictured, the crash site)

Ciaran was seriously injured after a white BMW collided with his pram while his family pushed him over the sidewalk on Easter Sunday afternoon in Brownhills, near Walsall, West Midlands.  (Pictured, the crash site)

Ciaran was seriously injured after a white BMW collided with his pram while his family pushed him over the sidewalk on Easter Sunday afternoon in Brownhills, near Walsall, West Midlands. (Pictured, the crash site)

Ciaran's parents, Camaron Morris and Codie Holyman (pictured two years ago), both 18, had been in a relationship for a while and were excited about their baby

Ciaran's parents, Camaron Morris and Codie Holyman (pictured two years ago), both 18, had been in a relationship for a while and were excited about their baby

Ciaran’s parents, Camaron Morris and Codie Holyman (pictured two years ago), both 18, had been in a relationship for a while and were excited about their baby

In a statement released through police on Monday, his parents Codie Holyman and Camaron Morris, both 18, said: “ Mom and Dad’s hearts will always hurt, we love you more than anything.

“We didn’t get to hold you for long, but we’re glad we had the chance to meet you, take care of you, and call you our son. Fly high angel. ‘

A crowdfunding site set up through JustGiving with a target of £ 2,000 to support the family has now raised more than 16 times that total in just four days.

So far, more than 2,000 people and companies have donated.

A crowdfunding site set up through JustGiving with a target of £ 2,000 to support the family has now raised more than 16 times that total in just four days.  (Above the amount collected from 5.30 pm today)

A crowdfunding site set up through JustGiving with a target of £ 2,000 to support the family has now raised more than 16 times that total in just four days.  (Above the amount collected from 5.30 pm today)

A crowdfunding site set up through JustGiving with a target of £ 2,000 to support the family has now raised more than 16 times that total in just four days. (Above the amount collected from 5.30 pm today)

In a statement released by police on Monday, his parents said: `` Mom and Dad's heart will always hurt, we love you more than anything.  (Above, Codie Holyman and Camaron Morris, holding their young son for the tragedy)

In a statement released by police on Monday, his parents said: `` Mom and Dad's heart will always hurt, we love you more than anything.  (Above, Codie Holyman and Camaron Morris, holding their young son for the tragedy)

In a statement released by police on Monday, his parents said: “ Mom and Dad’s heart will always hurt, we love you more than anything. (Above, Codie Holyman and Camaron Morris, holding their young son for the tragedy)

One of the tributes on the JustGiving page, set up by Karl Roberts, was a message from Barbara Johnson, which read, This. Rest in peace beautiful boy, an angel much too soon. ‘

Another, from Michelle Butler, said: “I have a new two week old grandson and it is tragic to think about losing him. I hope you find comfort and support from family and friends. God knows how you get over this. I’m so sorry – may he rest in peace. ‘

Death has shocked the wider community, with dozens of bunches of flowers on site, in addition to balloons, gifts and blue ribbons, attached to railings and street furniture in memory of Ciaran.

On Tuesday, 34-year-old James Paul Davis appeared before magistrates accused of causing the death of baby Ciaran through dangerous driving and other car offenses.  (Above, Davis outside Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court on April 6)

On Tuesday, 34-year-old James Paul Davis appeared before magistrates accused of causing the death of baby Ciaran through dangerous driving and other car offenses.  (Above, Davis outside Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court on April 6)

On Tuesday, 34-year-old James Paul Davis appeared before magistrates accused of causing the death of baby Ciaran through dangerous driving and other car offenses. (Above, Davis outside Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on April 6)

Ciaran’s parents visited the site of the crash on Monday to view the mass of cards, flowers, and stuffed toys that have been posted on the site throughout the day.

On Tuesday, 34-year-old James Paul Davis appeared before magistrates accused of causing the death of baby Ciaran through dangerous driving and other car offenses.

The defendant reportedly drove his BMW without insurance or driver’s license when he drove in the stroller around 4 p.m. on April 4.

Police believe the tragedy happened after the BMW1 series crashed into a Ford B-Max before plowing on the sidewalk and pinning the mother and baby against a wall.

A note (bottom right) left by Ciaran Leigh Morris's parents at the scene on High Street, Brownhills, Walsall

A note (bottom right) left by Ciaran Leigh Morris's parents at the scene on High Street, Brownhills, Walsall

A note (bottom right) left by Ciaran Leigh Morris’s parents at the scene on High Street, Brownhills, Walsall

Prosecutor Mark Cooper told Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday that “community tensions were running high” as a result of the case and that threats had been made against Davis.

‘There are people who want to attack and abuse him [Davis], “Mr. Cooper told the court.

Sarbjit Lalli, Davis’ attorney, said that “the death of a two-week-old child is emotional” and that the defendant was only told that Ciaran had died while in custody.

Davis, who wears a facial scar and wore a gray T-shirt and sweatpants, kept his arms folded for most of the 20-minute hearing while he was flanked by two port officers.

Davis, of Croxtalls Avenue, Walsall, was taken into custody in May to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court.