Unborn baby unharmed as pregnant woman hit in car accident near Leeds

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A heavily pregnant pedestrian was among two people struck by a car following a road accident near Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police were called to the scene where a car had been waiting to turn right into a petrol station, in Leeds Road, Shipley, but was hit from behind yesterday morning just after 11.05am.

A car that was travelling behind the vehicle swerved to try to avoid it but collided with the car and also hit two passing pedestrians.

One of those hit was a heavily pregnant woman, who was taken to hospital after suffering a deep cut to her thigh.

The other person who was struck suffered no serious injuries.

Her condition was described as stable and she suffered no serious injuries during the incident yesterday.

It also emerged that the unborn child was not injured in the incident.

Inspector Carl Dennell, of West Yorkshire Police, added: “The pregnant party was taken to hospital, she was found to have no broken bones and the unborn baby is unharmed. She is in a stable condition.

“Some traffic congestion was caused as a result.”

Alex Newman, partner at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds

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