The pregnant woman killed with her unborn son by an out-of-control sports car

Posted on 3:05 PM by Sameer Shah

A mother-to-be and her unborn child were killed when a car mounted a pavement and mowed her down in front of her husband.

Anne-Marie McCreadie, 29, was walking with Andrew, 31, and a male friend after enjoying an afternoon out.

But as they strolled along the pavement a BMW coupe careered off the road, hit the kerb and mounted the pavement.

The sports car then plowed into the pregnant woman causing her horrendous injuries.

An ambulance rushed to the scene close to the town centre in the picturesque town on Penrith in Cumbria and paramedics treated her before taking her to hospital.

Surgeons battled to save Mrs McCreadie, who was more than six months pregnant, but she and her unborn baby boy were later pronounced dead.

The male driver of the BMW was arrested by police at the scene of the accident on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Last night Mrs McCreadie's husband and family were being comforted by friends and were too distraught to speak of the tragedy.

Mr McCreadie, a placed a message on Twitter which said: 'My heart is breaking over my wife and son. God bless you both.'

Sources said the couple, who had been married for 10 years, were extremely close and looking forward to the birth of their first child.

They were excited and had been a chosing name for their baby son whose birth was due within the next few weeks. It is believed they had decided to call their son, Ben.

Last night family, friends and well-wishers left flowers and heartfelt tributes for Mrs mccreadie at the scene of the accident.

One left by relative Ella Fears said: 'The family is gutted and the family will never be the same without both of you.

'I've got a picture of you and am going to keep the picture in my room to always remember you. On Sunday we all went to church and your name was mentioned.'

Her sister Hannah, six, said: 'Anne-Marie I miss you very much. Ben, you are so cute.'

An elderly neighbour said: 'She was a very polite, pleasant young woman, We didn't know her very well but she and her husband were hardworking and dedicated to each other. They are a joy to have as neighbours.'

Another neighbour said: 'They are a very nice couple who were very well liked. Everyone is shocked by this tragedy.'

The tragedy happened at around 6.30pm after the couple and a friend had enjoyed an afternoon out in Penrith.

As they were walking down a street close to the town centre a BMW couple careered off the road, mounted the pavement and hit Mrs Mccreadie.

The 29-year-old was rushed to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary by ambulance but she and her unborn child lost their fight for life.

Police arrested a male driver at the scene of the accident and have launched an investigation into the incident.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: 'A blue BMW coupe mounted the pavement and collided with a pregnant female pedestrian who was walking with her husband and a male friend. The woman sustained serious pelvic injuries.

'The male driver of the BMW was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently being detained at Carlisle police station where he is helping police with their enquiries.'

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