Edmonton, Alberta – A 25-year-old pregnant Edmonton woman struck by a vehicle Thursday evening remains in serious but stable condition in hospital, after undergoing various surgeries including an emergency C-Section to save her baby.
Thankfully, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl Thursday evening, and both remain in hospital and under the watchful eyes of medical staff today.
The woman, 36 weeks pregnant at the time, was treated on scene and rushed to hospital by paramedics, after being struck by a 2014 Toyota Highlander SUV in a marked crosswalk near 114 Street and Kingsway Avenue.
Northwest Division patrol officers initially responded to the collision scene at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, where upon arrival they found the female pedestrian lying in the eastbound lanes of Kingsway Avenue.
It was reported to police the female pedestrian was walking southbound across Kingsway Avenue when the vehicle allegedly struck her as she made her way across the three eastbound lanes.
Major Collision Investigation Unit has since taken over the case, and continues to investigate. No charges have been laid, at this time, against the 57-year-old female driver of the Toyota Highlander.
Although the investigation remains in its preliminary stages, neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the collision.
The family of the complainants has requested privacy, while the mother and baby recover in hospital.
Anyone who witnessed this collision or who has information is encouraged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.
Police File MRU #:TR16R048
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