A pregnant Spring Hill woman is pleading for the woman who rear-ended her to step forward.
Jaidyn Martinez is bruised and banged up after the crash.
It happened around noon Monday, at the busy intersection near Mariner Boulevard and Landover, not far from Springstead High School.
“I could have lost my child or ya know, myself,” said Martinez.
Eight months pregnant, stopped in heavy rain at a light, Martinez recalls a few horrifying moments.
“I’m looking in my rearview mirror and I just see this, there’s nothing I could do,” she said.
In her mother’s Toyota Corolla, she braced for impact.
“She’s coming way too fast. She’s doing about 40-50 still. And then she just smacked right into the back of me,” said Martinez.
At first, it appeared the at-fault driver was going to do the right thing.
“She opened my door and unbuckled, she was trying to unbuckle my seat belt. She did successfully do it, but the seat belt locked and it was pulling on my stomach. It was making me very uncomfortable,” said Martinez
She thinks she blacked out for moment. She called 911, worried about her unborn baby boy.
“She stopped and she ran back like she was coming to help me. And she’s like ‘you’re okay, you’re okay.’ I was like, ‘no I’m not okay,’” she said.
The driver of the white, newer Mercedes didn’t stick around.
“She’s in the left lane but she swerves all the way to the right. She cuts off all of these cars and I was just in utter shock,” Martinez explained.
The crash sent her to Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
Her mother’s car still bears an imprint of the Mercedes logo in the rear bumper.
That driver could face a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Martinez hopes she turns herself in.