Pregnant mom gravely injured in unsolved hit-and-run has long recovery ahead

By Anthony G. Attrino|

A hit-and-run driver left Erika Aguilar, 26, of Garfield with serious injuries. (Photo courtesy of Ana Aguilar)

Erika Aguilar was crossing Main Avenue in Clifton two days after Christmas to meet up with friends when a silver car plowed into the 26-year-old.

She was four months pregnant at the time and, miraculously, her unborn child survived unharmed. But she suffered extensive and traumatic injuries.

The driver stopped, got out and looked at Aguilar before fleeing the scene. The hit-and-run case remains unsolved and Aguilar’s mother Ana is hoping that justice will ultimately prevail.

“Just turn yourself in,” Ana Aguilar said Friday as her daughter was preparing to be discharged from a rehab facility a month after the crash. “How do you leave a pregnant woman out on the street and keep going? Have a conscience and own up to what you did.”

He won presidential elections last year to emerge the successor to Sirleaf beating then vice president Joseph Boakai twice in a space of three months.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13591 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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