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
“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.”