According to NBC News on Friday, Min Lin, a pregnant woman who was loading groceries into the trunk of her car with her husband was struck and killed by a mini-snowplow on Thursday morning, and her baby boy was successfully delivered by emergency cesarean section, authorities said.
Lin was hit by a utility vehicle with a snowplow 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.
She was rushed by paramedics to nearby Maimonides Medical Center, where her nearly full term, 6-pound, 6-ounce baby was delivered, hospital spokeswoman Eileen Tynion said.
Roommate Song Qing Huang told the Daily News that Lin and her husband also have a 5-year-old son, Kevin.
Huang said Lin was nervous about going out in the storm and considered staying inside. But Huang said Lin decided to go out with her husband because she had an appointment with her obstetrician.
According to police, the bobcat plow was being driven in reverse by a middle-aged man. The driver remained at the scene.
Lin, 36, was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. No telephone number was listed at the address for Lin provided by authorities.The baby was in critical condition in the neonatal intensive care unit, Tynion said, and a family member was present with him but declined to talk to the media.
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. The man was clearing the parking lot of snow, police said. Identified as Wu Wu, the man was issued summonses Friday for not having the vehicle inspected and not having a headlamp or a license plate light. No criminal charges have been filed and police have said it appeared to be an accident.
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