Pregnant mum feared for unborn baby after finding man hit by a lorry near Ikea Wembley store
PUBLISHED: 14:04 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:29 19 August 2015
A pregnant mother has told of the harrowing moment she feared she would lose her baby when she found a man fighting for his life after being hit by a lorry in Wembley last Friday.
Katie Maughan, 30, was travelling home shortly before 5am when she caught sight of theseriously injured man lying in the road on the North Circular Road near the Ikea store.
The man, said by police to be in his mid-20s or early 30s, is in a critical but stable condition at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
Ms Maughan, who is 20 weeks pregnant with her second child, said: “It was such a horrible and frightening thing to see him lying there.
“I was so upset and had such a tummy ache from the anxiety – I feared the worst.
“When the police arrived they said I should go to hospital so I went for an emergency scan and examination and thankfully the baby’s fine.
“I was on my way back from taking my friend to the airport when I saw him in the road – it was really busy and no one was stopping.
“I got out because I saw a body on the road and I ran down and screamed ‘Oh my God’ to my friend after I saw him.
“I called police and waited there but I was so upset by what I’d seen. His trainer was lying miles across the road.
“I did all I could yet I wish I could have done more- I was very aware not to try and move him myself in case I hurt him.”
Ms Maughan, who lives in east London with her nine-year-old son said she has not been able to stop thinking of the incident.
She added: “Since the incident I’ve been praying for him and I’m very glad he survived.
“I was petrified – the shock and upset of witnessing such a thing could have been damaging for my baby but everything is fine.”
The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.