A pregnant woman was killed when a stolen car smashed into her vehicle in Hobart leaving her unborn baby and toddler without a mother.
The 24-year-old woman was 32 weeks pregnant and it has been reported they delivered the baby “alive” at the Royal Hobart Hospital, were a two-year-old was also treated for minor injuries after the stolen SUV smashed into the woman’s car at the intersection of Davey and Argyle Streets at 1am on Friday.
Three youths in the stolen car were taken to hospital following the smash but police are still searching for the driver who fled the scene. Two boys aged 12 and 15 and a girl aged 15.
The young mother was on her way home after dropping her partner to work at a bakery.
Tasmania Police are asking for any witnesses –
“Tragically, a 24-year-old woman died in a two-car crash at the intersection of Davey St and Argyle St, Hobart at 1am today.
The woman was pregnant and her unborn child was later delivered at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
A two-year-old child in the vehicle received non- life threatening injuries.
The woman was driving a Nissan Tida and the other car involved was a stolen Toyota Rav 4, being driven at speed by a youth.
The 15 year old alleged driver of the stolen car left the scene of the crash on foot and was taken into custody later this morning. His three passengers, also youths, received treatment in hospital.
This was an avoidable crash and an absolute tragedy. Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and loved ones at this sad time.
“At this stage the (32-week-old) baby is alive,” police Commander Glenn Frame told reporters.
As part of the investigation police are seeking witnesses to the crash and ask anyone who saw the stolen black-coloured Toyota Rav 4 (Queensland registration 013LUK) being driven in the greater Hobart area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE. ”
Tasmania Police have just shared an update -
Youth charged with manslaughter following fatal crash.
A 15 year old youth from Hobart’s northern suburbs has been charged with manslaughter following a fatal crash which killed a 24-year old pregnant mother earlier today.
The youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of motor vehicle stealing.
He will appear in the Hobart Youth Justice Court later today.
Police are continuing their investigations in relation to the three passengers involved.
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