NY snowplow victim was nervous about storm

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NEW YORK (AP) – A pregnant woman killed by a mini-snowplow in New York City was nervous about going out in the storm before she was struck, forcing doctors to perform an emergency procedure to deliver her baby.

Min Lin considered staying home before she decided to go out in Thursday’s storm with her husband because she had an obstetrician’s appointment, roommate Song Qing Huang told the New York Daily News.

Lin, 36, died at a hospital after she was struck while loading groceries into the truck of the family car. Her nearly full term, 6-pound, 6-ounce (2.87-kilogram) baby was delivered by cesarean section and transported to the neonatal intensive care unit. Officials at Maimonides Medical Center did not return calls on the child’s condition Friday.

Police said the utility vehicle that struck Lin was clearing snow from the rear parking lot of the Fei Long Shopping Center in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood. The driver was not charged.

Huang said Lin and her husband also had a young son.

“They are a very happy family,” Huang told The New York Times in Mandarin. “The son is so smart, the husband works so hard and he’s always so busy.”

Huang said her husband and Lin’s husband both worked for Chinese restaurants in New Jersey and came home about once a week.

Earlier this month, a privately owned vehicle that was plowing snow in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood struck and killed a 73-year-old man who was crossing mid-block as it backed up.

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