A 29-year-old woman and her unborn child were killed in a car accident on March 30 in Terre Haute. According to WTHI-TV, the accident happened on US Route 41 around 5:00 p.m.
Erin Shook, who was 35 weeks pregnant, had to be airlifted to airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after she sustained catastrophic injuries when her vehicle was hit by a truck driven by 22-year-old Cody Griffen. Police are still investigating the accident, but said Shook was attempting to make a turn when she was struck by Griffen’s truck.
Shook was ejected from her vehicle, while two of her children were transported to local hospitals with injuries. Officials with Methodist Hospital said that an emergency C-Section was performed in an attempt to save her child, but both Shook and the child died.
A New York Times article recently suggested that 300 to 1,000 unborn children die each year in car accidents. If an investigation reveals that Griffin was responsible for this crash, he could be held liable for the deaths of Shook and her unborn baby, as well as the injuries sustained by the other children.
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Doehrman’s Did You Know: More than 600 children under the age of 5 are killed in car crashes every year in the United States.