Chicago 'Miracle Baby' Survives the Hit-and-Run That Killed His Mother on Christmas Eve
Emergency personnel delivered the baby boy at the scene
In a bittersweet Christmas Eve accident, the baby of a Chicago woman miraculously survived after a hit-and-run driver allegedly took his mother’s life.
Karla Y. Leanos, a seven-months-pregnant, 26-year-old mother of three, was crossing the street near North Lawndale on Thursday around 10 p.m CT when she was reportedly hit by a 2008 Chrysler traveling at high speed, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office via NBC Chicago.
Police stated that emergency personnel safely delivered the newborn baby boy at the scene, and the infant was later stabilized the next day.
Leanos was pronounced dead at 10:25 p.m CT at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Surveillance cameras Chi City Cycles captured the entire incident, and owner Rick Page told NBC Chicago the heavy impact knocked off Leanos’ boots, adding of the child: “That is a miracle baby.”
A suspect has been taken into custody with charges pending.