Baby Delivered After Plow Kills Pregnant Woman

Brooklyn resident was struck this morning; infant in ICU

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Feb 13, 2014 4:08 PM CST

(Newser) – A pregnant woman who was loading groceries into the trunk of her car with her husband was struck and killed by a mini-snowplow in New York City this morning, and her baby boy was successfully delivered by emergency C-section, authorities said. Min Lin, 36, was hit at about 10:45 am by a utility vehicle with a snow plow attached to it as it backed up in the rear parking lot of the Fei Long Shopping Center in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood, police said.

The woman was taken by paramedics to nearby Maimonides Medical Center where her nearly full term, 6-pound, 6-ounce baby was delivered. The baby was in critical condition in the neonatal intensive care unit, and a family member was present with him. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old man, remained at the scene after Lin was struck and hasn't been charged in what appears to have been an accident, police said.

Mounting snowfall is plowed and shoveled in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Mounting snowfall is plowed and shoveled in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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