SAN DIEGO -- A pregnant woman hit head-on by drag racers in National City this week detailed the terror she felt for her unborn baby Friday to 10News.
Kristina Juarez was driving to the hospital to learn the sex of her unborn baby when she was involved in a multivehicle crash at Palm Avenue and Division Street at around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
According to witnesses, a red Dodge Charger and a gold Dodge Durango were speeding towards the intersection. When the Charger made a left turn at Palm Avenue, the Durango tried to do the same, but the driver could not control the turn.
The Durango struck a BMW from behind and then collided head-on with a blue PT Cruiser driven by a Juarez. The Durango fled the scene following the wreck. The two street racing drivers have not been caught.
“We have no one to sue. We have no one to do anything, so we're kind of stuck right now.”
Juarez was released from a local hospital after receiving treatment for back and stomach pain, but has no spinal injuries. She is happy to be alive, but is unsure if her baby is going to be OK. Doctors told the couple their baby has a heartbeat, but they were concerned about whether it suffered any internal bleeding. Doctors did three sonograms to ensure there were no issues.
“Up until yesterday, they wanted me to stay still. I had braces on, but everything lucked out with that.”
“The people who took our car said it was a total loss, and if we would have been in another car, we probably would have died.”
The Cruiser is used by Juarez’s entire family, including her brother, mother, husband and grandmother. It’s also a form of transportation for her four children. Now the family is looking for other ways to get around.
“To think that you can be just parked, and it's not even your fault, and you can die because of stupidness.”
Anyone with information on the crash should contact San Diego police.
A GoFund me account has been set up to assist the family with their expenses. To contribute, click here.