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

(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.

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House Mouse
Feb 13, 2014 7:28 PM CST
You can smell the ripe odor of major lawsuit in the air...as well you should. Horrible accident for all concerned.
dennis
Feb 13, 2014 7:25 PM CST
What a way to com into this world. In some area it is law to have a back up alarm on snowplows and some commercial vehicles.
Tat2d2bamuse
Feb 13, 2014 7:19 PM CST
I hit and almost killed an 8 year old kiddo in 2010. There is nothing anyone could ever say or do to make the person at fault feel anything but self hate. I was lucky and was left with the ''what if'' game. This guy, not so lucky. His what ifs became reality. I hope that the father can find peace in what has happened through the birth of a son. The pain of losing your wife will be there for a long time to come. At some point you will need to forgive the driver. Especially if it truly was accidental. After a year of self destruction and an almost successful attempt at suicide, I went and met the mom and little boy I hit. I had to make my peace. This is so sad.