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Tuesday, 30 October, 2001, 14:51 GMT
Baby delivered after road crash
Accident and emergency
Two people were killed in the accident
An injured woman who survived a crash in which her mother was killed has given birth just hours after the accident.

Lesley Droy gave birth to a baby boy following Monday's head-on collision in Ayrshire.

However, her mother Kathleen Gillespie, 65, died when the car in which the two women were travelling was in a collision with another vehicle driven by 33-year-old Alexander Paterson, from Irvine, who also died.

Mrs Droy was taken to Crosshouse Hospital, near Kilmarnock, where she gave birth to a baby boy by caesarean section.

Her condition was initially described as serious but on Tuesday afternoon Strathclyde Police said she was in a stable condition.

Her son, who was named Scott by Mrs Droy and her husband David, was believed to be "doing well" after being transferred to Ayrshire Central Hospital, police said

Central reservation

Mrs Gillespie, from Richmond, in North Yorkshire, had been in Scotland staying with her daughter as she neared the end of her pregnancy.

Mrs Droy was at the wheel of a Peugeot 206 when it was involved in a head-on collision with a Nissan Sunny car driven by Mr Paterson on the A71 Kilmarnock to Irvine Road.

Strathclyde Police said Mr Paterson's car appeared to have crossed the central reservation.

A 41-year-old woman also received hospital treatment for minor injuries after the car was in collision with her Nissan Micra car.

Her four-year-old son was unhurt.

A report was due to be sent to the procurator fiscal and police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

See also:

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Two dead in car crash
09 Aug 00 | Scotland
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26 Apr 01 | Scotland
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17 Apr 01 | Scotland
Campaign to cut road deaths
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