The driver accused of killing a baby after mounting the pavement in Wolverhampton was suffering from blackouts hours beforehand, a court heard.
James Paul Davis, 34, is accused of causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by driving while uninsured after he allegedly pinned two-week-old Ciaran Leigh Morris’s pram against a shop wall after a collision with another car.
The court heard how Davis allegedly fled the scene his BMW 1 Series collided with a Ford B-Max before he lost control and hit the pram.
He is also charged with failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failure to report a collision.
The child of Camaron Morris and Codie Holyman, both 18, was believed to be on his first outing with his parents when he was killed.
Tragic Ciaran suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital, but nothing more could be done to save him, West Midlands Police said.
The defendant was arrested in Walsall, West Midlands before appearing before Wolverhampton JPS on April 6.
According to his partner, been suffering from blackouts and headaches the day before Easter Sunday’s 4pm tragedy, prosecutors said.
The accused did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court in May.
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In a tribute released on Monday, the premature tot's parents said: "Mommy's and Daddy's hearts will always ache, we love you more than anything.
"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."
An online fundraiser for the family hit £18,000 yesterday, smashing its £2,000 target.
Dozens of flowers have been left at the scene of the incident.
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