Mum of seven killed, unborn baby delivered via C-section after car crush.

A pregnant woman was killed after her son accidentally put her car in gear and it crushed her.

Shannon MacLeod, who was eight-months pregnant, was rushed to hospital after the tragedy in Washington but died on the way there, reports Daily Mail.

Her unborn child, however, was saved after an emergency C-section – and has been named Joseph.

The disaster comes just seven months after the family lost everything in a fire.

Son, Nathan, said on a gofundme page the family needed ‘all the help and support’ it could get after the death of Shannon.

‘My mum loved her kids more then anything,’ he said.

‘Shannon Nichole Macleod was the best thing to ever happen in my life. She gave birth to me at the young age of 15.

‘All she cared about was her kids. Did everything to take care of them no matter what.’

It is believed Shannon’s minivan was parked across the road from Sunnyside Beach Park when it began rolling backwards, pinning her underneath.

Our thoughts are with all the family.

In 2016 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 her baby was delivered after the accident. Read full story here.

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Image via gofundme

  • totally sad and this makes you want to cry! poor kids!


  • A few years ago there was a tragic accident in which the Mum died and the baby was born by c-section. Their first child was also in the car but was OK.
    They are on their way home after taking the Dad to work.


  • wow, how horrible for this family, very sad. I hope this family will still stay strong for their mum.


  • I can’t believe this! What a horrible chain of events for that poor poor family. Especially for the little boy who accidentally put the car in gear. Props to the people who helped deliever the little boy though. What a miracle.


  • How terrible, especially for the boy who put the car in gear.


  • Aw, what a sad story ! First they lost their house in a fire and now this mum of 7 was killed in this car crash….7 motherless children ! My heart goes in particular out to the son who accidentally put the car in gear which crushed the mum. I don’t know the age of the boy and how much he is aware what happened, but this could cause a lot of guilt and problems later when not dealt with right. Hope this family gets all the help and support and counseling they need.


  • such a sad story


  • How sad. A terrible accident.


  • What a tragic story. I hope they have lots of support from friends and family.


  • Oh this is just heartbreaking. How traumatic for this family.


  • So sad. Poor woman. What a freaking accident. And this little baby.. born without his mum. And all the brothers and sisters, now suddenly alone. I hope the community will help them in this terrible moment. :-(


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