Pregnant Woman Killed in Poolside Cabana by Car

Vehicle veered of Las Olas Blvd: Fire Rescue

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    A pregnant woman was killed when she was struck and killed by an out-of-control car at a poolside cabana at Riverside Hotel. Guests Darryn and Joanne Gordon and Phyllis Oliver describe the scene. (Published Monday, Mar 19, 2012)

    A Sunday afternoon by the pool turned into a horrific tragedy when a car veered off of the road and into a pool cabana killing a pregnant woman, authorities say.

    A statement released by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue stated that at around 1:30 p.m. a car driven by a woman crashed into the cabana by the pool at the Riverside Hotel on East Las Olas Boulevard.

    Inside the cabana, the woman, who was 7-months pregant according to fire rescue officials, was killed.

    The driver was also injured and was taken to Broward General Hospital. Neither the driver or the victim was identified.

    Hotel guests Darryn and Joanne Gordon, on vacation in South Florida from England, said they were laying by the pool when the car hit.

    "We just heard the big explosion and then about five seconds, everybody’s in shock and then everybody just reacted," Darryn Gordon said.

    "It was just the last day of our vacation and it came to a horrible end," Joanne Gordon said. "Such a terrible accident."

    The accident is under investigation.