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Car accident kills pregnant driver, unborn baby
Updated: 2004-05-08 23:34

A car accident in east China on Friday killed a pregnant driver and her unborn baby, according to police.

The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. in the downtown of Hefei, capital of Anhui province, when, according to witnesses, a minibus and a car were headed for a head-on collision.

The pregnant woman was driving the minibus and made an emergency brake to avoid the imminent crash, which minimized the collision to a more violent bump and averted a serious tragedy.

The inertia of the brake, however, forced her head to bump violently against the windshield and her belly was badly hit by the steering wheel, witnesses said.

The driver died later on the scene and the baby in her womb, suffering heavy pressure from the steering wheel, was confirmed dead in a local hospital, according to doctors of the hospital whorushed the scene

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