Pregnant woman injured, unborn baby dies at hospital after head-on car crash on South Main Street in Salisbury, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:17pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Unborn baby killed after pregnant woman involved in head-on crash.

Police in Salisbury are investigating after pregnant woman was involved in a head-on crash that killed her unborn child.
Police in Salisbury are investigating after pregnant woman was involved in a head-on crash that killed her unborn child. According to the Salisbury Police Department, officers were called to a crash along the 300 block of South Main Street near the intersection of West Horah St. around noon on Friday. Officers say a 2011 Chevrolet car and 2002 Ford pickup truck had struck head on. Witnesses told police that the driver of the Chevrolet, a pregnant woman, was driving left of center for about a block before the crash. The driver of the Ford truck, a 65-year-old man, reportedly stopped in the road when he saw the vehicle coming towards him. Police say he was not injured in the crash. Police say the woman was 35 weeks pregnant and was rushed to Novant Rowan Medical Center for treatment. There, the unborn baby died and the driver is currently in critical condition. Officers say she was not wearing a seatbelt.
Type: Car Accident


  I came to this site to see if an accident in Landis was reported. There was row after row of horrible accidents, a lot resulted in death and serious injury. Of course, some also involved DUI drivers. This accident involving a Pregnant woman was so saddening. Her unborn child was killed.  She was Not wearing a seatbelt. I wonder if she wasn't due to being pregnant and it was uncomfortable or  hard to put on. Her unborn baby was about 8 months, close to birth. Such a tragedy. Such a loss. I hope the Mother lives, she is in critical condition.  It hit me how dangerous driving is. For most of us it's the most dangerous thing we do regularly. I plane on driving even more safely - for myself and others.  I'm a good driver, but at times I need to pay even more attention when conditions are different. I will post in social media and remind my loved ones and others that we have to stay sharp and try even harder to keep from crashing or being crashed into. It's such needless way to die. Bless the Mother and prayers for her child. Also prayers for the gentleman in the truck, it would seem he was not at fault  and it must be hard for him. Hope he recovers well. PLEASE everyone, be careful. Warn your children on the hazards of driving and other precautions. Wear Your Seatbelts. Be well everyone, life is fragile. 

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