Pregnant woman dies week after being run over at car wash

Leonie Pretorius

22 August 2016

The heavily pregnant woman who was run over at a car wash in Pretoria has died.

Belinda Louw was in the waiting area of the car wash of a Sasol filling station in Gezina on August 13 when an employee lost control of a vehicle he was not authorised to drive and drove over her.

Louw was 38 weeks pregnant and her son, who was going to be called Ryan, would have been born by Caesarean section last Friday.

He did not survive the accident. She died in the Muelmed Hospital in Pretoria Sunday night, Rekord Moot reported.

Louw broke her wrist, six ribs and her pelvis, suffered lacerations to her pancreas and hurt her lungs and kidneys.

The employee was trying to drive a Toyota Fortuner from the washing area to vacuuming area.