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Wake Forest police search for driver who hit pregnant woman

Posted May 12, 2011 2:43 p.m. EDT
Updated May 13, 2011 2:35 p.m. EDT

— 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.