Pregnant Victorian woman dies after car fall but still delivers baby

A pregnant woman who was rushed to hospital after falling from a moving car in Melbourne’s northwestern suburbs has died just hours after giving birth.

It's believed a man was threatening to assault the 32-year-old woman at a home in Kiwi Retreat just before 1pm.

The incident continued in a car before the woman fell out onto the road while the car was driving around a corner, leaving her with life-threatening injuries, Victorian police said.

 Pregnant Victorian woman dies after falling from moving car but still delivers baby.
The 32-year-old pregnant woman was airlifted to Hospital after falling from the moving car and delivered her baby via c-section, dying shortly after. Source: Getty stock

The woman was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital after the incident and delivered her baby via c-section on Saturday, dying shortly after.

The baby remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A 35-year-old Keilor Downs man has since been arrested and is currently assisting police with investigations.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, find help by visiting White Ribbon or calling 1800 RESPECT.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.

—With AAP

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