[caption id="attachment_79585" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Tragic: Min Lin, who was eight months pregnant, died after this snow plow backed into her[/caption]
Pregnant Woman Killed by Snowplow Driver
Brooklyn, New York - A tragic accident involving a snowplow has left a pregnant mother dead and her newborn baby fighting for its life. The accident occurred yesterday morning as a construction loader was doing makeshift duty as a snow plow removing a foot of snow from a parking area. The mother was rushed to the hospital where she was dead on arrival, but doctors delivered her newborn son by C-section. Min Lin, the newborn's mother, was only 36-years-old.
A NYPD spokeswoman told eCanadaNow that officers arrived to find the 36-year-old victim on the ground with 'severe body trauma'.
'She and her husband were in the rear parking lot when she was struck by the Bobcat, which was being operated by a 42-year-old male. He was driving in reverse,' the spokeswoman said.
'The couple were placing groceries in the back of the car and the Bobcat was backing up.'
The hospital released a statement to WABC that read: 'A baby boy, nearly full-term, was delivered by emergency C-section. He weighed in at 6lb, 6 oz and is in critical condition in our NICU.'
Mrs. Lin is survived by her husband her husband of 8 years and a 6-year-old son by the name of Kevin. The father is at the hospital by the infant’s side. Naturally, he is filled with emotion at this time and unsure if this newborn son will survive according to the late mother's friend Song Qing Hwang. Ms. Hwang, age 34, lived at the couple's residence as a roommate.
It's not as if the couple were doing anything amiss when the accident occurred. They had just purchased groceries at the Fei Long Market situated at Sunset Park at a quarter to eleven. In fact, they were loading the groceries into the back of their car when the merchant struck Mrs. Lin.
Locals say the same person has been operating the Bobcat plow for years and that they have previously feared his reckless driving would one day 'kill somebody.'
'I was watching him yesterday and he was driving so erratically,' Marvin Lopez told the New York Post.
'He was speeding up and down the sidewalks,' Mr Lopez continued. 'He almost hit me and my wife yesterday as we were going across the street. The guy was a speed demon.
'I thought, that man is going to kill somebody someday. And look what happens, this is a tragedy.'
Another neighbor who spoke to CBS New York agreed.
'That guy just drives crazy,' said Linda Perez. 'I don’t even go across the street when he’s out ’cause he comes on the sidewalk.'
'I just said it two days ago, he’s gonna hurt somebody because he drives crazy,' she continued. 'Once I saw the police I said to my son ‘I bet you he hit somebody’ and then they came and told me and ‘I said I knew it.'
The investigation is ongoing.
[caption id="attachment_79584" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Snowplow kills Pregnant Woman Investigation: Police tape cordons off the parking lot in Brooklyn after Min Lin, 36, was run over[/caption]
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