35-year old Shannon MacLeod, a pregnant mother, was loading her minivan up on Monday afternoon so that she could leave.
That is when her 6-year old son accidentally put the vehicle into gear and backed over her in the Tacoma parking lot.
The car then rolled back and pinned her. None of the children, including her 6-year old son, were injured in the van during the incident.
Authorities were called to the scene of the accident at Sunnyside Beach Park in Steilacoom and are still investigating into this case.
Firefighters had to use special equipment to lift the van off of MacLeod, who was eight months pregnant at the time. She passed away on route to the hospital.
Doctors had to perform an emergency C-section to save the baby boy inside her who was then transferred to Seattle Children’s Hospital.
From Fox News:
A pregnant woman has died after her 6-year-old son accidentally put their minivan in gear and backed over her in the parking lot at a beach southwest of Tacoma. The News Tribune reports 35-year-old Shannon MacLeod was behind the vehicle loading it up to leave Monday afternoon when it rolled back and pinned her. Authorities were called to Sunnyside Beach Park in Steilacoom and found MacLeod trapped under the vehicle.
Firefighters used equipment to lift the vehicle off the woman, who was eight months pregnant. She died on the way to the hospital. Doctors were able to perform an emergency C-section and save the baby boy, who was taken to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her 6-year-old son and other children in the minivan were not injured.