Min Lin, pregnant woman, killed by plow in NYC, baby delivered, police say
A Borough Park woman, eight-months pregnant with a baby boy, was struck and killed Thursday morning in Bay Ridge by a snowplow but doctors delivered the child who remained in critical condition last night, officials said.
Min Lin, 36, was pronounced dead at Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park, authorities said. She was hit by the snowplow at about 10:45 a.m. as she loaded groceries into the trunk of her car outside a market, authorities said. Doctors performed a C-section on the woman and delivered the six pound, six ounce infant, said Eilenn Tynion, a spokeswoman for the hospital.
"He's currently in our neonatal intensive care unit," she said of the infant.
Lin's husband, who was with her during the time of the accident was at the hospital with the boy, Tynion said.
Lin was in the rear of the Fei Long Market at 6301 8th Ave. when a private snow plow that was backing up hit her, police said. Officers didn't charge the 42-year-old operator of the plow, who remained at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing.
It was the second time in less than 10 days that a Brooklyn pedestrian was struck and killed by a private vehicle clearing snow. On Feb. 3, Stanislav Chernyshov, 73, died after he was struck by a backhoe as he was crossing the street in Brighton Beach. The 33-year-old operator of backhoe was not charged.