Norfolk, VA Injury Lawyer Report: Baby Born After Crash
In Blacksburg, VA there was a horrible accident that involved a pregnant woman who was two weeks away from giving birth. The accident occurred as the woman was pulling onto North Main Street when her car collided with another vehicle coming down the street.
The pregnant woman had serious injuries and was speedily taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Sadly, the woman’s injuries were so serious that she had to go into emergency labor. The surgeons had to surgically remove the newborn from the womb. The infant died two days later in the hospital. The death of the infant raised suspicious on what caused his death.
Lieutenant Steve Taylor stated that the driver of the vehicle has not been charged and this investigation is ongoing as of the time of this writing.
I have helped numerous pregnant women hurt in car accidents in VA. It is always scary for them about the effects on the baby. Often there is no major harm to the infant after birth but the fear is always there. It is not recommended that some women drive while pregnant, especially around the end of the third trimester.