A woman and her newborn baby remained in hospital in serious, but stable condition Friday after the pregnant woman was struck by a vehicle while walking in a marked crosswalk in north Edmonton Thursday night.
Police said the 25-year-old woman underwent various surgeries, including an emergency C-section after she was struck by an SUV in the area of 114 Street and Kingsway at around 6 p.m.
“Thankfully, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl Thursday evening, and both remain in hospital and under the watchful eyes of medical staff today,” police said in a media release Friday afternoon.
Edmonton police spokesperson Scott Pattison said the mother remained in the Intensive Care Unit on Friday.
“We’re hoping that both baby and mom will make a recovery,” Pattison said. “They’re not out of the woods yet but the baby, by all accounts this afternoon, the baby girl is doing well and the mother remains in ICU and we are hoping that she will be transferred out of that unit today or tomorrow.”
The woman, who was 36 weeks pregnant, was walking south across Kingsway when she was struck, police said. She was treated on scene and rushed to hospital by paramedics.
Police said the 57-year-old woman driving the SUV had two other people in the vehicle. They remained on scene. Police said Friday that no charges had been laid and they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors.
“Investigators need to speak with the new mother and right now they’re unable to do that,” Pattison said.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is being asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567.
Editor’s note: Edmonton police originally said two children were in the vehicle with the 57-year-old woman. Police later clarified that one person was an adult and the other was a youth.