Car crash baby doing well

A baby born by emergency caesarian section after a collision in Manchester is making good progress, while its mother continues to fight for her life, police said. Several others were seriously injured. A man has been arrested in connection.

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Crash victim's baby 'making good progress'

A baby delivered by emergency caesarian section after a heavily pregnant woman was involved in a car crash is making "good progress" police said today.

The 29-year-old woman is fighting for her life after the collision in Manchester on Friday night.

Several other people were seriously injured following the smash and a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

GMP: 'This is a horrific set of circumstances'

This is a horrific set of circumstances in which several members of a family, including a woman who was nine months pregnant, and a pedestrian have been badly injured during a collision.

The woman’s baby was delivered by emergency C-section at hospital and although he is making good progress, unfortunately his mother remains in a critical condition.

We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the exact circumstances leading up to this incident and are keen to hear from anyone that saw the 51-plate silver Volkswagen Golf driving along Great Ancoats Street prior to this collision, or in the nearby area, to contact us.

Anyone with information is asked to directly contact officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.

– Sergeant Danny Byrne from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, Greater Manchester Police

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Pregnant woman critical after collision in Manchester

A woman who was heavily pregnant is in a critical condition and several others were seriously injured following a collision in Manchester last night, Greater Manchester Police have said.

The woman’s baby, was delivered in hospital by emergency caesarian section following the collision, and is making good progress, police said.

At the time of the collision, a silver VW Golf undertook another vehicle and collided with a black cab carrying four people (including the driver) at around 10.45pm.

The 19-year-old driver of the Golf was not injured during the collision. He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and other driving offences.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

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