Pregnant teenager, 19, loses her baby after ‘being assaulted by her partner and giving birth in a car on the way to hospital at just 21 weeks’
- Pregnant woman, 19, lost her baby after allegedly being assaulted by her partner
- The woman presented to Condobolin District Hospital on Sunday feeling unwell
- She travelled to Orange in NSW’s Central West but gave birth in the car
- Police charged her partner, 21, with reckless grievous bodily harm
A man has been charged with assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and causing her to lose their baby child after giving birth at 21 weeks on the way to hospital.
The woman, 19, initially visited Condobolin District Hospital in NSW’s Central West on Sunday saying she felt unwell, before returning the next day in distress.
As the woman and her 21-year-old male partner travelled to Orange for further treatment, the woman gave birth in the car.
On arrival, hospital staff assisted the woman and baby girl, who was declared deceased.
Inquiries revealed the man and woman had allegedly been involved in verbal arguments while travelling by car from Queensland to NSW’s Central West.
During the journey, the man allegedly assaulted her on a number of occasions.
The man was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station, where he was charged with reckless grievous bodily harm and contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO.
He has been refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court later today.
Investigations are continuing with detectives awaiting the results of a post mortem examination.