Baby delivered after pregnant woman struck at Costco has died
Over a thousand people stand in silence at a candle lit vigil for six-year-old Addison Hall in Greenway Park in London on Wednesday July 30, 2014. Addison Hall was killed last Friday while walking in a south London Costco store with her mother when the family was struck by a car. CRAIG GLOVER The London Free Press / QMI AGENCY
LONDON, Ont. -- A newborn baby delivered by emergency caesarean section after her mother was struck by a vehicle at a London, Ont., Costco store has died.
The baby girl was delivered shortly after mother Danah McKinnon-Bozek, eight months pregnant, was struck, along with four other people, at the entrance of the Wellington Rd. big-box store on July 25.
Rhiannon Bozek died on Friday evening, police said.
She had been listed in critical condition since being delivered shortly after the crash that also killed sister Addison Hall, 6, and injured three-year-old sister Miah Bozek.
“All the support that we've gotten from our friends and family and the city has been absolutely wonderful and has helped a lot when dealing with this,” said Rhiannon's grandfather Jeff Bozek.
“I think it has touched many, many people."
Addison was kept on life support after the crash while her family arranged to have her organs donated. Four people received organs from the little girl.
Both McKinnon-Bozek and Miah remain in hospital, Miah listed in fair condition, her mother upgraded to good condition.
McKinnon-Bozek and her girls were leaving the busy south-end Costco about noon, when a red Monte Carlo driven by a 65-year-old woman who hasn’t been identified plowed through the glass doors in reverse. The car reversed between two red bollards that were 3.7 metres apart before entering the store and slamming into the shoppers.
Police are still investigating and haven’t ruled out anything, but say there’s no evidence the driver’s actions were intentional.
The driver of the vehicle and two other adults injured in the crash have been released from hospital.
The deadly crash has brought the London community together in grief.
A candlelight vigil held on Thursday to honour Addison drew around 2,000 people – friends, relatives and supporters – to Greenway Park.
A donation fund set up by a family friend quickly collected $35,000 one day after being launched.