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James Paul Davis, 35, is accused of killing a baby after he ran up the curb and crashed into the pram which was being rolled by the baby’s parents on his very first outing.

Davis was driving an uninsured BMW at 67mph in a 30mph zone on the day of the horror crash, the court heard.

In body camera footage played in court, David told police when he was arrested that he passed out while driving.

Davis fled the scene after the crash and told police it was because people told him he had killed a baby, so he wanted to see his own child before he was arrested.

Parents Cameron Morris and Codie Holyman, who were just 18 at the time, saw the horrific events unfold before them when the car slammed into the pram and pinned it against the wall of a store in Brownhills , Walsall, in the West Midlands.

Mother Codie also suffered a broken collarbone and bruised foot in the crash and now has constant back pain.

Witness Dean Athersmith told Wolverhampton Crown Court he heard Davis calling his girlfriend after the accident.

He said: “[Davis] said ‘I just ran over someone, I have to phone my wife, I’m going down a long time’.

“I didn’t give him my phone, but put the phone number in my phone. The number just rang, then he tried again and a woman answered.

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During the trial, jurors were told that Davis was driving without insurance or a license and had traces of cannabis in his system when he hit the pram around 4 p.m. on April 1, 2021.

In body camera footage played to the jury, Davis can be heard saying to PC Tom Rust: “A baby, damn it. I’m sorry baby. I passed out, I was doing 20 mph.

“I wasn’t even accelerating or anything. I passed out. I didn’t kill anyone on purpose. Fucking hell.”

He told the officer that his friend, who was in the passenger seat of the BMW, said he passed out while driving.

The father-of-one was arrested at his girlfriend’s home shortly after the incident.

Davis, of Bloxwich, West Midlands, denies causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while uninsured and causing death by reckless driving.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-30 08:08:16

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