Pregnant woman involved in hit-and-run; suspect still at large
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BOLIVAR, Tenn. — West Tennessee officers are on the hunt for a driver who slammed head-on into a car driven by a woman eight months pregnant and then took off. “I was on my way to work just like a typical Monday,” Jasmine Johnson recalled. But this Monday quickly turn to chaos for her and the baby boy she’s carrying. “I couldn’t imagine if something would have happened to him. I couldn’t imagine if it didn’t go the way that it did,” Johnson said, thinking of her unborn baby boy. It all happened at an intersection on Highway 18 within a mile of the center of Bolivar. Johnson says a white pickup truck slammed head-on into her car after blowing through a stop sign at Naylor Street headed toward Tate Road. “First thing in my mind was, ‘oh my God, my baby. We just got hit head-on by a truck,'” Johnson said. Johnson says the truck hit the car so hard her glasses flew off her face. Once she was able to gather herself and put them back on, she said she saw the truck driving away. Johnson said she has been told three people have come forward as witnesses of the hit-and-run, but none of them were able to identify a license plate. The Bolivar Police Department said details are limited on what the driver looked liked or the direction he headed. Johnson said the most painful part is knowing what could have happened. “To work as hard as I have been working for these last eight months and to think in my head this complete stranger, this complete idiot who has no remorse for anyone else’s life — he could have taken my child away from me today,” Johnson said.