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Three-Vehicle Car Crash Critically Injures Pregnant Woman

A three-vehicle car crash critically injured a pregnant woman on Silverton Road NE. Dispatch records show the crash was reported around 9 a.m. at Paradise Alley Road NE and Silverton Road NE. Emergency respondents had to remove the woman from her crushed sedan. She was then transported by Life Flight to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. The woman was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved in the car crash suffered minor injuries but declined to be transported for medical evaluations. Officials say the roadway was shut down for two hours after the crash while crews worked to clear the accident.

Risks of Car Crash Injuries for Pregnant Women and Unborn Babies

A car crash can be frightening for anyone, but a pregnant woman has not only herself to worry about but also her unborn child. Every year in the U.S., 170,000 car crashes involves pregnant women according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On average, 2.9 percent of women report being injured in a car accident during pregnancy. Immediate actions should be followed for the expectant mother following a car accident. These procedures are important for all drivers to know. A pregnant woman’s actions following a car accident are critical to ensure the best possible treatment, follow-up care, and outcome for both the mother and the unborn child.

Serious types of aftereffects for a pregnant woman involved in a car accident include the following.

  • Pre-term labor
  • Miscarriage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Birth defects
  • Creating a high-risk pregnancy that did not exist before the crash

Less severe risks include stress, emotional duress, mental anguish and trauma from the accident.

What a Pregnant Woman Should Do If Involved in a Car Crash

Call 911 right away if you think you need emergency care after a car accident or if you experienced any of the following.

  • Unconsciousness
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pain in your belly or pelvis
  • Fluid leaking from your vagina
  • You believe the umbilical cord is bulging into your vagina

After being seen at the emergency room, be sure to follow-up with your doctor or OBGYN for proper care. Frequently, a pregnancy becomes high-risk after a car accident. Your doctor may need to monitor you and your baby more closely.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash due to the negligence of another driver, contact the experienced and car crash lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm. Our law office believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. The experienced car crash lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm will fight for every penny you deserve. Call our Salem law office now for a free consultation with a car crash lawyer at (971) 915-4878.

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