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Doctors Deliver Baby After Mother Killed in Auto Accident

Doctors Deliver Baby After Mother Killed in Auto Accident

A tragic auto accident in Missouri leaves an expecting mother dead, and doctors were able to deliver her baby. Last week, a Cape Girardeau woman and her husband were traveling to the hospital to give birth to a baby girl when the fatal accident occurred. Cape Girardeau Police reports the couple was traveling on I-55 from Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff when their SUV and a tractor trailer collide, causing the SUV to crash into a median. The 26-year-old expecting mother and the father were ejected from the vehicle. Emergency responders arrived on the scene and performed CPR on the woman. She was pronounced dead at the Cape Girardeau hospital, but doctors were able to conduct an emergency cesarean section to delivered the baby. The baby girl weighed 4 pounds and 15 ounces. She was able to be taken off a ventilator but due to the lack of oxygen, it is unclear if she suffered any brain damage. The father survived the accident but was severely injured. Authorities report the father and daughter remain in fair condition.

Tragic auto accidents happen every day on Missouri roads. When the loss of a loved one is the result of an auto accident, it is important to know what happened and who is at fault. While some fatal auto crashes are tragic accidents, there are many that are due to the negligence or misconduct of another driver.

If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact a St. Louis auto accident attorney, at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC. As the St. Louis’ best personal injury law firm, Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, can help you understand your legal options when dealing with the insurance company or even filing a wrongful death claim. A caring and dedicated attorney at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, is available for a free consultation. Contact us today.


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