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Pregnant Woman Killed By Snow Plow In Brooklyn, Doctors Deliver Baby

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A Bobcat outfitted with plow, like the one that struck a killed a pregnant woman in Brooklyn on Thursday, February 13, 2014. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) | Rob Carr via Getty Images

A pregnant woman was fatally struck by a snow plow in Brooklyn Thursday morning, DNAinfo reports, but doctors were able to safely deliver her baby.

The infant is now in critical but stable condition, according to the Associated Press.

The 36-year-old woman and her husband were reportedly loading groceries into their car in the parking lot of Fei Long Market in Bay Ridge when a Bobcat S250, which had been plowing snow, backed into the woman. She was taken to Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn where she was pronounced dead.

According to The Daily News, doctors at the hospital performed an emergency caesarian section to safely deliver her child, which was in its eighth month of development.

The driver of the snow plow remained at the scene, where according to the New York Post police are investigating the incident.

Marvin Lopez lives across the street from the tragic accident. He told the Post the Bobcat operator had been driving recklessly the day before.

“That Bobcat is owned by the supermarket,” Lopez told the paper. “But they have the same guy drive it every single year during winter. I was watching him yesterday and he was driving so erratically. He was speeding up and down the sidewalks. He almost hit me and my wife yesterday as we were going across the street. The guy was a speed demon."

No charges have been filed as of Thursday afternoon.

A snowstorm that hit the East Coast Wednesday night and Thursday morning dumped nearly ten inches of snow in New York City.

This is a breaking news story and may be updated as more information becomes available.

CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this article stated that doctors safely delivered an "eight-month old child." The child was in its eighth month of development.

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