Baby boy dies in Fife crash tragedy


A baby has died in hospital following a two-vehicle collision  near Auchtertool.

An 18-year-old female car passenger  was 30-weeks pregnant and suffered significant injuries to her neck and abdomen.

After being taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy she underwent an emergency caesarean section and gave birth to a  boy. Sadly the baby passed away a short time later.

The accident involved a Seat Leon and a Transit van near Auchtertool on Wednesday night.

The woman, who was a passenger in the Seat, remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Other occupants of the Seat also continue to be treated in hospital for various injuries.

A 59-year-old man, 43-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl, who were all within the Transit van, were also treated for minor injuries during this incident.

Inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Stephen Quinn from Fife’s Road Policing Unit said,”Our deepest sympathies are with the young mother and her family at this time. We will continue to provide them with all the necessary support and assistance they may require.

“As part of this investigation we are keen to hear from other motorists who were on the B9157, near Meadowfield at around 10.20pm on Wednesday night, and may have witnessed what happened.

“Similarly, anyone with any other information they believe is relevant to this inquiry should also contact police immediately.”


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