Woman, 8 Months Pregnant, Seriously Injured After Hit-And-Run In Durham, Police Say

Woman, 8 months pregnant, seriously injured after hit-and-run in Durham, police say

A Durham police spokesman said that an 18-year-old pregnant woman, eight months pregnant, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash Saturday night.

Around 7:25 p.m Heeven Zariah Rooks, of Durham, was traveling north on South Briggs Avenue when the 2002 Cadillac Escalade she was traveling in smashed into her head, Based on a Durham police department news release.

On the street as well, a Nissan Maxima and a Chrysler 200 were damaged by the collision. A speeding factor was also suspected in the crash, said the investigators.

Police in a news release said the Escalade driver fled the scene after crashing, crashing and breaking two power poles on South Driver Street on their way to East Peabody Street, before abandoning their vehicle.

A 2013 Nissan Sentra driven by Rooks was taken to Duke Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The News & Observer asked the investigators for more details about the accident and whether any suspects have been identified, but an investigator declined to provide more details. According to Durham police, the case continues to be investigated.

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