‘One minute he was moving, the next he wasn’t’: Pregnant mother rammed during a police chase says she now fears for the life of her unborn baby who has stopped kicking
- Pregnant woman caught in car crash with man on run from police fears for baby
- Freeda Wrage hasn’t felt her unborn baby kick since the heart-stopping incident
- Man allegedly wanted for DV charges hit the pregnant woman’s car during chase
- The reckless driver narrowly missed a police car as he allegedly fled the scene
- Ms Wrage, who is currently five months pregnant, was taken to hospital in shock
A pregnant mother who was caught in a heart-stopping car crash with a man on the run from police has serious concerns for the health of her unborn baby.
Freeda Wrage is yearning to feel her unborn baby kick after she was struck head-on at a roundabout in Emerton in Sydney’s west on Tuesday.
Ms Wrage said the impact was so powerful she thought both her and her unborn baby weren’t going to survive.
Freeda Wrage (pictured on the stretcher) is yearning to feel her unborn baby kick after she was struck head-on at a roundabout in Emerton in Sydney’s west on Tuesday
‘When he reversed from me it was like he was dragging my car and I was thinking, “I am not dying today” and I put my foot on my brake, thinking of my baby, thinking of my life,’ she said.
The 37-year-old was rushed to hospital and although first scans were concerning, an ultrasound finally found the baby’s heartbeat.
But Ms Wrage remains worried, as she told Seven News she hasn’t felt her baby move around since the terrifying crash where the baby boy took the brunt of the impact.
‘See my child, it’s my unborn baby, it’s in my belly. One minute he was moving, the next he wasn’t,’ Ms Wrage said.
The man who slammed into the 37-year-old is 28-year-old Kyle Prendergast, who was being chased by police over alleged domestic violence offences.
Footage shows a black Mazda Cx-7 SUV smashing into a maroon Holden Commodore VE sedan at a roundadbout on Jersey Road in the western Sydney suburb of Emerton.
Police allege he then fled, narrowly dodging officers’ cars and leaving the woman, who is five months pregnant, at the scene.
The 37-year-old was rushed to hospital and although first scans were concerning, an ultrasound finally found the baby’s heartbeat
‘There was this massive big bang, police sirens, everything going off,’ witness Ben Babbage said.
A number of bystanders and paramedics came to the aid of Ms Wrage after the collision.
Emergency services rushed her to Nepean Hospital in a state of shock before both her and the baby were given the all clear by doctors.
The driver was arrested after crashing into a power pole outside a resident’s front yard.
He was charged with 27 offences, including break and enter, assault and the police pursuit, which Ms Wrage says was ‘simply unforgiveable’.
In footage, a black Mazda Cx-7 SUV smashes into a maroon Holden Commodore VE sedan at a roundadbout (pictured) on Jersey Road in Emerton, Sydney’s west
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