Pregnant woman killed by snow plow in New York

A pregnant woman who was hit by a snow plow in a New York supermarket car park today has died, but doctors were able to save her baby, police said.

A pregnant woman was hit by a snow plow as she loaded shopping into her car in this supermarket car park in New York. Credit: NBC New York

Min Lin, 36, was hit by a reversing plow as she and her husband loaded shopping into their car, NBC News New York reports, citing police officials.

Lin died in hospital, but doctors were able to deliver her baby boy by caesarean section. The child is in a critical but stable condition.

Snow has reached one foot deep in some areas of the city this week as temperatures plummeted across the northeast of the US.