An excited young mum-to-be was forced to give birth to her dead baby after a hit-and-run driver smashed into her on the street ‘at 70mph’.
Kaitlyn Bustin, 18, from Stourbridge, West Midlands, was 23 weeks pregnant when she was struck on June 27.
The teenager suffered a brain bleed, kidney bruising and multiple fractures to her right leg as medics battled to save her life.
She was returning home from a shop when she was “thrown into the air” when the car came at her “out of nowhere”.
After being rushed to Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, she was told she had lost her baby. She then had to go through the agonising and heartbreaking delivery.
“Kaitlyn was walking back from the local shop when from nowhere, a disqualified fool of a driver who was travelling in excess of 70mph lost control and hit Kaitlyn throwing her into the air and leaving her with horrific injuries,” it read.
“On arrival to Russell Hall hospital thankfully she was made stable but left with life changing injuries especially to her lower leg.
“A bleed on the brain and severe fractures and bruising. Upon discharge she was finally allowed a scan for her unborn child, tragically her unborn daughter had lost her life.
“Kaitlyn had to go through a labour and delivery under the most sad and traumatic of circumstances.
“She would now like to plan a fitting send off for her beautiful daughter. If anyone would like to donate to help financially while Kaitlyn tries to deal with all of this trauma and start on the road to recovery after her upcoming leg surgery it would be very much appreciated.”
Miss Buckley, who set up the fundraising page, told the Express & Star: “I’ve never done a GoFundMe before but she has gone through trauma and been left for dead. She had to give birth, but the hospital has been fantastic.
“Her brother is staying with me at the moment, and he got the call when it happened. He went straight to hospital. Apparently it took a long time to stabilise her at the scene before they could move her.”
West Midlands Police arrested a man in connection with the hit and run.
A spokesman at the time said: “We were called to Junction Road, Stourbridge yesterday (27 June) at around 3.25pm following a collision.
“A woman was hit by a BMW before the driver of the car left the scene on foot. The 18-year-old woman was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.
“A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was later released under investigation.”