Baby saved after pregnant woman hit, killed crossing street in Chicago |

Baby saved after pregnant woman hit, killed crossing street in Chicago


Emergency doctors were able to deliver the baby of a pregnant woman who died from injuries suffered when she was hit crossing a Chicago intersection Tuesday, according to police.

The 29-year-old was identified as Elizabeth Boshardy, of the 1600 block of West Cortez Street, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Boshardy was crossing the street at LaSalle Drive and Grand Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a semi truck that was turning left to go south onto LaSalle from Grand. She became pinned under the vehicle, according to a police report.

Boshardy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:52 p.m. After noticing a faint fetal heartbeat, doctors were able to deliver the baby, according to the police report. The baby was then taken to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for treatment.

Megan McCann, a spokeswoman for Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said the hospital was unable to release any information, including whether the child survived.

Natalia Derevyanny, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office, said as of Wednesday morning, Boshardy was the only fatality listed from the incident address.

The driver of the semi was issued a citation for a failure to yield to a pedestrian, police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli said.

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