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Pregnant woman accidently killed by snowplow, baby successfully delivered by C-Section but in critical condition

by | Feb 14, 2014

By Dave Andrusko

A woman eight months pregnant with a baby boy was struck and killed yesterday by a snowplow as she was loading groceries into the trunk of her car, but doctors at Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park, NY, were able to deliver her son by cesarean section.

As of last night the Min Lin’s baby, born at 6-pound, 6-ounces, was described s in critical condition at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Lin, 36, was with her husband, Jin Feng Lin, at the Fei Long Market in Sunset Park, Brooklyn Thursday morning when the Bobcat plow driven by the market’s owner accidentally backed into her. Lin was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Min Lin

“They immediately moved to save the baby, performing a cesarean section in the emergency room,” Jodi Cross, a spokeswoman for the hospital, told the New York Times. The C-section took less than one minute.

Lin was nervous about going out in a snowstorm. She chose to go out so that “she and her husband, who works at a restaurant in New Jersey, could make a scheduled appointment with her obstetrician,” the New York Daily News reported.

The couple have a six-year-old son. Lin and her husband were both originally from China and met in New York.

“Lin would call her family in China every day and give them updates on the baby’s condition,” her close friend Huang Songqing told the New York Daily News.

“She loved the baby … she loved the family,” Huang said.

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