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Wake Forest police search for driver who hit pregnant woman

Posted May 12, 2011
Updated May 13, 2011

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— Police on Thursday asked for the public’s help to identify the driver of a car involved in a Wednesday afternoon hit-and-run in Wake Forest that injured a pregnant woman and another woman.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Heritage Lakes Drive and N.C. Highway 98 Bypass.

A pregnant woman was eastbound on N.C. 98 when a red Chevrolet Corvette convertible pulled out in front of her and clipped her Nissan Maxima, police said. The collision caused her to lose control of the car, cross the median and collide head-on with a Pontiac G6 driven by an 18-year-old woman, police said.

The pregnant woman was kept overnight at WakeMed for observation and was released Thursday, police said. The 18-year-old complained of breathing difficulty and was treated by a private physician.

Evidence recovered at the scene indicates that the Corvette sustained significant damage to the driver’s door and along the rear quarter-panel, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Wake Forest Police Department tip line at 919-435-9610.

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  • kikinc May 13, 2011

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8128452

    Here is some actual information. It is quite clear in this article that the woman was in a car. Still think it's sensationalized by saying she was pregnant, though.

  • Arkansas Razorback May 13, 2011

    That particular stretch of Capital Blvd. is very dangerous. Cars are coming from every which way it seems like. The weird little concrete divider thingy didn't help very much either. Who would have thought there would ever be a traffic problem in Wake Forest. I think it is funny how some of the newer residents dont even know they live in Wake Forest. They either live in "Heritage" or "Wakefield" TOO FUNNY.

  • rightisright58 May 13, 2011

    jstewartnc: so, what was the original suspect description? I never heard. Also, when I first heard this story on the news last night, I thought this was a pregnant pedestrian. News should be reported correctly. Not sensationalized.

  • jstewartnc May 13, 2011

    double ha!... they not only removed the suspect description in the story, they removed my two comments previously posted to golo. The level of PC here is sickening... truth hurts huh?

  • tobywilliamson58 May 13, 2011

    Moving on!

  • VW girl 2013 May 13, 2011

    deathrow - I agree. The headline on this story makes it sound like the woman was hit...not her car. Still shouldn't have happened and I do hope they catch the other driver, but the headline is way too...off.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 12, 2011

    This headline sensationalizes the story more than it should. Its nothing more than a hit and run. Happens all too frequently. I do believe they should really increase the penalty for hit and run drivers. But this has nothing to do with a pregnant woman. I'm sure the other driver has no idea they hit a pregnant woman. It was just another car.

  • cantstandya May 12, 2011

    Not so many red corvettes should not be that hard to find a neighbor or relative should be able to identify this driver pretty quick and that is how justice to them should be,quick.

  • busyb97 May 12, 2011

    "Lets get our lawmakers to make H & R a class 1 felony and promise 15 - 20 years for the crime.....and uphold it."

    The problem is- the driver thinks he can get away with it- otherwise, why would they run in the first place? Not to mention- most people wouldn't have a clue what a sentence might be if they decide to commit a crime. If they thought they WERE going to get caught and therefore serve time, they wouldn't run. They think they are above the law and therein lies the problem. Crooks and people like this don't typically think like the rest of us- certainly not about "doing the right thing".

  • homebrewer May 12, 2011

    Hope everyone is ok. The police should look for a guy who goes by Prince, or used to.

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