Pregnant Woman Ejected Through Windshield in Crash, Child Dies in Separate Accident

**Pregnant Woman Ejected Through Windshield in Crash, Child Dies in Separate Accident**

A pregnant woman was ejected through the windshield of a car in a crash in Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 5, 2023, and a child died in a separate accident in New Jersey on the same day.

**Pregnant Woman Ejected Through Windshield**

The pregnant woman, identified as 23-year-old Sarah Smith, was a passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend, 25-year-old John Doe, when the vehicle collided with another car at an intersection in Philadelphia. The impact caused the car to flip over, ejecting Smith through the windshield.

Smith was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. She underwent surgery for her injuries and is currently listed in stable condition. Her unborn child, however, did not survive the crash.

Doe was also injured in the crash and is being treated for his injuries. He has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

**Child Dies in Separate Accident**

In a separate accident in New Jersey, a 5-year-old boy was killed when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in a residential neighborhood. The driver of the car, a 62-year-old woman, has been charged with reckless driving.

The boy, identified as Michael Jones, was riding his bike in the street when he was hit by the car. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The driver of the car, identified as Mary Brown, remained at the scene of the accident and is cooperating with police. She has been charged with reckless driving and is scheduled to appear in court next week.

**Increased Roadway Fatalities**

These two tragic accidents come amid a rise in roadway fatalities across the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 42,000 traffic-related deaths in 2021, the highest number in 16 years.

The NHTSA has identified several factors contributing to the increase in roadway fatalities, including speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving. The agency is urging drivers to be more cautious and to obey traffic laws in order to reduce the number of preventable deaths on our roads.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims in these two tragic accidents. We hope that these stories will serve as a reminder to all drivers to drive safely and responsibly..

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