A pregnant Amityville woman underwent emergency surgery Friday night to deliver her baby after she was involved in a car crash in Copiague, Suffolk County police said.

Yennis Alvarado, who was eight months pregnant, sustained internal bleeding and a broken pelvis, police said. The 27-year-old and her infant are listed in serious condition.

Police said Alvarado was attempting to turn left onto Dixon Avenue from 31st Street when she collided with a Honda Accord traveling northbound on Dixon Avenue just before 5 p.m.

Alvarado had to be transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by helicopter, police said.

The other driver, a 24-year-old woman from Copiague, and a female passenger, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A male passenger in Alvarado’s car wasn’t injured.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks, police said. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.


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