A pregnant woman in the UK who died after she was hit by a car was delivered of a baby.
The victim, 30-year-old Jodie Guthrie (pictured), was 35 weeks pregnant at the time of her tragic death.
Mailonline reports that her premature baby was delivered by emergency C-section, and is listed as in a critical but stable condition at UPMC Children’s Hospital.
Guthrie, had been sitting outside a Rite Aid on the city’s North Side on Wednesday afternoon when an 88-year-old motorist pulled into a parking space, authorities said.
The driver might have hit the gas instead of the brake, police said, causing his minivan to lurch out of the parking space and onto the walkway where Guthrie sat.
Witnesses tried to get the driver to back up after the accident, but he didn’t seem to understand what happened – possibly because he couldn’t see Guthrie pinned behind the car, said police Commander RaShall Brackney.
‘He appeared to be disoriented at that point in time and confused as to the directions they were giving him,’ Brackney said on Wednesday.
Relatives have identified the driver as Allan Massie (pictured right). His granddaughter Candy Thompson apologized to Guthrie’s family. Thompson was not with her grandfather during the accident.
‘I can’t imagine what her family is going through right now,’ Thompson told KDKA-TV. ‘My grandfather has Alzheimer’s, and I don’t think he’ll remember what happened today.’
Guthrie’s death occurred the same day a 27-year-old pregnant woman in New York was fatally shot outside her apartment in Queens after dropping off her children at school.
Anastasia Massey, who was about six months pregnant, died at a hospital Wednesday. Her baby girl was born alive but later died.