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Editor’s Note: We incorrectly said the driver from this accident is in custdoy. Police have identified the individual but have not arrested them.
Racine police say the driver of the SUV that struck a pregnant woman and her daughter Tuesday and then fled the scene has been identified but is not yet in custody.
Officers say the woman had to undergo an emergency C-section and both she and the baby were in serious condition Tuesday night. The woman was about 38 weeks pregnant at the time of the accident.
The woman’s 3-year-old child was thrown several feet and suffered minor injuries.
RPD Sgt. Jessie Metoyer said in a written statement that police were called at 6 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Goold and Main Streets for a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old daughter.
When officers arrived, they found the 31-year-old woman seriously injured. Emergency rescue from the Racine Fire Department rushed her to the hospital where doctors performed an emergency C-section to deliver the baby.
Police say the suspect vehicle – a grey, late model SUV, possibly a Toyota Highlander – was located Wednesday and the driver has been identified.
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