RIO LINDA (CBS13) –A pregnant woman was rushed to the hospital after she was struck by a DUI suspect in Rio Linda Monday night.
The incident happened on M Street, just west of Rio Linda Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol says, around 8 p.m., the woman, 31-year-old Ciara Villegas, was standing next to a Chevy Impala when a Jeep struck the car. Villegas, who was six months pregnant, was hit by the parked car in the ricochet and was sent flying, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.
Neighbors say she was getting out of her vehicle when she was hit.
A family friend says Ciara and her son Ricky, who was delivered via emergency c-section, are now fighting for their lives.
Officers say the man driving the Jeep, identified as Ronny Haines Ward, stopped at the scene and was later arrested by CHP on suspicion of DUI and driving with a suspended license. He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.
Villegas’ current condition is unknown at this point. A passenger who was inside the parked car that was hit suffered minor injuries.