Doctors Forced To Deliver Baby Early After Mother Hit By Tractor-Trailer
A mother will never get to meet her child and a child is without a mother due to a semi-truck accident that claimed the life of a pregnant pedestrian.
According to police, the accident took place around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at the intersection of LaSalle Drive and Grand Avenue in Chicago. The victim, a 29-year-old woman, was crossing the street at the intersection when a semi-truck that was heading west on Grand Avenue started to make a left-hand turn and struck her. She was trapped under the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Bystanders attempted to help her and called 911.
The victim, who police say was at least six months pregnant, was taken to Northwestern University Hospital in critical condition. Despite doctors best efforts, she succumbed to her injuries. Her child was delivered early and doctors are working to save its life. Police have not confirmed the sex of the child.
An investigation is pending and police have cited the driver of the truck for failing to yield to a pedestrian.