'Uninsured' driver 'killed 18-day-old baby after ploughing into his pram on his first outing at TWICE the speed limit'

A DRIVER killed an 18-day-old baby on his first outing with his parents after ploughing a BMW into his pram, a court heard today.

James Paul Davis, 35, was driving at twice the 30mph speed limit when he smashed into Ciaran Leigh Morris in front of parents Camaron Morris and Codie Holyman, it is said.

The mum and dad watched in horror as their son's pram was pinned against a shop wall after Davis mounted the kerb in Walsall, West Mids.

Uninsured Davis fled the scene before telling a passer-by he had "killed a baby" and would be "going down for a long time", jurors heard.

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard he then called police and claimed he passed out at the wheel after suffering a coughing fit.

But James Curtis, QC, prosecuting, said the driver was "fully fit, heavily built and he was clear headed enough to invent an excuse".

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Ciaran's family wept today as CCTV of the baby's final moments on Easter Sunday last year were played to jurors.

Davis had been driving at 67mph when he collided with a white Ford while veering over the centre line.

The BMW then careered into the the pram carrying baby Ciaran, who was on his first outing with his parents after being born.

Mr Curtis said: ""This was certainly dangerous driving. Clear disregard for the rules. Clear disregard for those around. He was not even insured, not even third party insurance."

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The court was told Davis exited the car and ran on foot down an alleyway and through undergrowth.

Meanwhile desperate passers-by battled to save stricken Ciaran at the side of the road.

The tot was rushed to hospital but died just hours later from injuries to his head and body.

Davis, of Bloxwich, West Mids, denies causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while uninsured and causing death by careless driving.

The trial continues.

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