New mum fighting for life after being hit by car while pushing pram

A mother of a four-day-old baby is fighting for her life in hospital after she was struck by a car while pushing her child in the pram.

The 28-year-old woman was crossing the road with her new born in a pram when the pair were hit by the car.

Both were rushed to hospital in an ambulance where the mum remains in a critical condition.

The four-day-old child was discharged from hospital.

The driver of the car, a blue Mazda MPS Aero Sports, ran away from the scene on the A34 Walsall Road in Great Barr, Birmingham.

West Midlands Police were called to the scene at 6pm on Saturday.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This investigation is in its early stages and we are trying to establish exactly what happened.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t yet spoken to police to make contact.

“The vehicle involved was a blue Mazda MPS Aero Sports registration number DV07 MWN. If anyone can provide information about this vehicle and its use I would like to hear from them.

“I would also appeal directly to the driver to do the right thing, come forward and speak to us now.”

People have taken to social media to express their concern for the mother and urge the driver to come forward.

Maureen McLellan wrote: “Give yourself up please!!!”

Julie Hooper commented: “So many pedestrians hit always seems to be that same spot, just awful, a new mum as well.”