A mother and child were struck and pinned under a vehicle Tuesday night, with the child who passed away after arriving at the hospital. Police say the accident happened just before 9:00PM 22-year-old Bilal Ghumman, traveling in a grey 2015 Honda Odyssey minivan was going northbound on 18th Avenue around 9 p.m. He was making a left turn onto westbound 60th Street when he hit a girl and 30-year-old woman that were crossing 60th Street.
The child, reportedly a 10-year-old girl, was rushed to Maimonides Hospital in traumatic arrest. Doctors tried to save her life, but she was R”L Niftar a short while later from her massive injuries.
The mother, who is 9 months pregnant, was taken to Lutheran Trauma Center. She is in serious but stable condition. Bichasdei hashem, doctors were able to deliver the baby, who is Boruch hashem healthy. The mother is expected to make a full recovery.
In a sad twist, the sister of the child who died was critically injured in a fire on Chanukah in 2009. Miraculously, she made a full recovery after a long period of time in hospitals and rehab facilities.
Her father publicly thanked the FDNY members who saved his daughter.