A BABY who was delivered after her mother was seriously injured in a fatal head-on collision has died in hospital.
The child, referred to as Baby Bi died at Blackburn Royal Infirmary, where her mother Abida Bi, 26, was in intensive care. Abida was rushed to hospital with serious injuries following the accident, close to the Old Mother Recap pub and restaurant in Blackburn Road, Intack. She was a back-seat passenger in a Honda Civic driven by her sister, Sajida Parveen, who died at the scene of the crash.
Mrs Parveen, 30, of Empress Street, Accrington, was also pregnant with her fifth child at the time of the accident.
More than 400 mourners attended a prayer service for her at Grimshaw Street mosque last week and her body has now been flown to Pakistan for burial. The sisters' mother, Imtiaz Bi Begum, 56, a third sister Jasmin Bi, 23, and four-year-old Ameena Ahmed were also taken to hospital after the crash.
Sajida had to be cut from the wreckage by the Fire Brigade following the collision with a Vauxhall Vectra driven by Yasmin Khan, 26, of Accrington. She was also taken to Blackburn Royal Infirmary with leg injuries but she is not believed to have been seriously injured.
Blackburn Road was closed for three hours following the collision as the passengers were freed from the wreckage and treated by paramedics. The North West Air Ambulance attended the scene and helped ferry the injured to hospital.
An inquest has been opened into the death of Baby Bi.
On Wednesday it was confirmed that the condition of Abida Bi is improving in the intensive care unit while her mother and sister Jasmin also remain in Blackburn Royal Infirmary. Ameena Ahmed, who suffered facial injuries, is now recovering at home after being discharged from hospital.