Expectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities in Pittsburgh say a pregnant woman sitting outside a neighborhood drugstore was struck and killed when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall.
Her nearly full-term baby was delivered by cesarean section and remained in critical condition Wednesday night.
Police say 30-year-old Jodie Guthrie was outside a North Side drugstore Wednesday afternoon when an 88-year-old motorist tried to pull his minivan into a parking space.
Police Commander RaShall Brackney says the driver might have hit the gas instead of the brake. It's not clear if charges will be filed.
Guthrie's death comes the same day that a 27-year-old pregnant woman in New York was fatally shot after dropping off her children at school. Her daughter was born alive but later died.