Pregnant woman in Westport crash loses baby
A pregnant woman in an accident on the Merritt Parkway in Westport early Sunday gave birth to a stillborn infant after the crash, according to State Police.
Sherry Yasin, 30, of the Bronx, N.Y., was traveling south on the parkway between Exits 42 and 41 when she lost control of her 2003 Toyota Camry at 6:13 a.m. Sunday morning and struck a tree on the parkway, according to State Police at Trrop G in Bridgeport.
The Westport Fire Department extricated Yasin from the vehicle, and State Police said Yasin was conscious following the accident.
Yasin, who was 36 weeks pregnant, suffered a laceration to her left leg and bruises over her most of her body, according to the report.
Doctors at Norwalk Hospital delivered the baby by emergency Cesarean section, and State Police said the baby was stillborn.
"The car went off the roadway into the woods and the front left part of the car struck a tree," Westport Assistant Fire Chief Larry Conklin said. "She was definitely wearing a seatbelt. Our guys had to cut it off to help free her from the car."
Firefighters had to use hydraulic tools to cut Yasin out of the car.
According to Conkin, an off-duty New Canaan firefighter on his way to work was one of the first motorists on the scene following the accident and may have reported the accident to 911.
Yasin was listed in "stable condition" at the hospital later Sunday.