Thursday, February 13, 2014

Baby boy critical after pregnant woman killed by vehicle clearing snow

A pregnant woman was killed by a construction vehicle removing snow in Brooklyn on Thursday morning, officials said.

The victim’s baby, a boy, is alive but in critical condition at Maimonides Medical Center after being delivered by caesarian section.

Min Lin, 36, was struck shortly before 11 a.m. by the privately owned vehicle that was clearing snow from the parking lot of the Fei Long Market on Eighth Avenue, near 63rd Street, police said.

She was nine months pregnant.

Cops roped off the lot and the Bobcat S250 that hit the woman. The unidentified driver, who was driving in reverse when the accident happened, was spotted in the lot hours later looking despondent.

Marvin Lopez, 43, a custodial worker who lives across the street from the lot said he saw the worker operating the plow the day before.

“That bobcat is owned by the supermarket,” Lopez said. “But they have the same guy drive it every single year during winter. I was watching him yesterday and he was driving so erratically.

“He was speeding up and down the sidewalks. He almost hit me and my wife yesterday as we were going across the street. The guy was a speed demon.

“I thought, that man is going to kill somebody someday. And look what happens, this is a tragedy. The woman was just minding her business, trying to pick up some groceries. Thank God they saved the baby, but I feel so bad for that family.”

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