HEARTBROKEN wellwishers have raised more than £14,000 in just 24 hours for the family of a two-week-old baby boy who was killed in a horror pram crash.
Ciaran Leigh Morris was being pushed along the pavement in his pram when he was hit by a car in Brownhills, near Walsall, at around 4pm on Easter Sunday.
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His parents Camaron Morris, 18, and Codie Holyman, also 18, paid a heartfelt tribute to their newborn son yesterday.
They said: “Mommy’s and daddy’s hearts will always ache, we love you more than anything.”
Around 1,000 people donated to the family after a JustGiving page was set up following the tragedy.
The page reached its original target of £2,000 within just a few hours of being created.
The crowdfunding page, which was set up by Karl Roberts, has been inundated with messages of condolence.
One donor wrote: “As a mother this has made me feel sick. What those poor, poor parents must be feeling is just indescribable.
"Fly high beautiful boy. The angels will keep you safe now."
Another person added: “No words will comfort you but know that hundreds of people are mourning with you.”
Mommy’s and daddy’s hearts will always ache, we love you more than anything.”
Camaron and Cody paid an emotional tribute to their premature son, who was born almost a month early, after he was killed on his "first outing".
In a statement issued on their behalf by police, the couple said: "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."
Flowers were laid at the scene of the tragic crash and the boy's great aunt said the family has been left "heartbroken".
Lisa Forde, 58, from Brownhills, West Mids, said: “It’s just heartbreaking.
“I don’t think there’s anything else I can say, my mind’s gone blank.”
Relatives said Ciaran was born three and a half weeks early “so shouldn’t even have been here”.
The young parents were said to have been "hysterical" following the horror crash.
A heroic man “in his late 20s” tried desperately to save Ciaran by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.
He was taken to hospital, but tragically could not be saved.
James Paul Davis, 34, was last night charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by driving while uninsured.
He faces further charges of failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failure to report a collision.
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