ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two surgeries later, a pregnant woman is in stable condition after being hit by a car. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Pine Lawn.
Police say the driver is likely an illegal immigrant who was impaired at the time of the accident.
Sharnay Hill, 22 wanted to share her story with FOX 2, but doctors felt her condition was still too fragile.
Her cousin, Terrence Harvey, did share his thoughts about the incident. “She was supposed to have a ride home but she was catching the bus, and if she wouldn’t have been at that bus stop, it wouldn’t have ever happened,” he laments.
According to Pine Lawn police, Hill was waiting at the bus stop on Jennings Station Road after a doctor’s appointment. Suddenly, 42 year-old Edy Ramirez drove toward her, and mowed her down with his Mitsubishi SUV, then smashed into an empty daycare center.
“She told me that he had his blinker on, but he ran her right over,” says Harvey.
At the time, Harvey had no idea what had happened. He was babysitting Hill’s four year-old son when the two began to wonder where she was.
Harvey explains, “Her son kept on asking, I want to talk to my mom, but then when I called her, her mom answered the phone and she was in the hospital.”
According to family, the wreck left Hill with a broken leg, hip and pelvis, all just inches from her womb. Hill is nearly four months pregnant.
Doctors say the baby will be OK, and Harvey feels it’s a miracle. He says, “I just feel so bad—I just wish she would’ve stayed home that day.”
According to police, the Guatemalan -born driver seemed impaired, and found an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. They say Ramirez was uncooperative and resisted arrest.
Further investigations revealed Ramirez is in the U.S. illegally. Lead investigator Sgt. Steven Blakeney says, “Once our investigation is completed, immigration ICE will transport him to their facilities where they will start the deportation process.”
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