Pregnant Woman Dies In Car Accident While Driving To The Hospital To Give Birth
Sad sad story…
A pregnant North Carolina woman died Sunday night while her husband drove her to the hospital to deliver her baby, MyFox8.com reported.
Megan Riggans, 22, was headed to UNC Chapel Hill Hospital with her husband Casey when the car hydroplaned, veered off the road and struck a tree, J.R. Zachary, a trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, told the station.
The wreck occurred in a rural area in southern Alamance County where severe thunderstorms dropped heavy rain throughout the evening.
Megan Riggans was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle during the crash, TheTimesNews.com reported. She was unconscious when rescuers arrived. Doctors at Alamance Regional Medical Center were able to deliver her baby boy. She was later pronounced dead.
The infant was still breathing and had a pulse, Zachary said. The baby was transferred to UNC Hospital. His condition as of Tuesday morning was not clear.
This poor family….at least they were able to deliver the baby though.