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Pregnant woman seriously injured after being struck by hit-and-run driver

The 26-year-old is expecting her first child.

A pregnant woman struck by a hit-and-run driver in St. Paul is recovering from serious injuries in a hospital.

Tamara Ward, 26, was crossing the road outside her home near Snelling Avenue this past Friday when she was struck by a driver who fled the scene.

Ward, who is 6 months pregnant with her first child, was left laying in the street after the collision.

According to a GoFundMe page launched by her sister-in-law, she broke her leg in 3 places – requiring a metal pin being inserted – as well as suffering a crushed nose, an eye fracture, and a fractured cheek.

Fortunately, her unborn child – who will be named Elliot – was not harmed in the crash.

Nonetheless, the expectant mother now faces a significant rehabilitation period, requiring physical and occupational therapy that will keep her off work for a long time.

"For those of you that don’t know Tamara, she is selfless, loving, caring and for years she has dreamed of nothing more than being a mother," the GoFundMe says.

"Unfortunately on top of already going on maternity leave in May for her baby and only getting 50 percent of her wages then, she has to be out of work NOW and this causes a major financial hardship for her, Frisco (Rice, her boyfriend), and the baby.

"Not only will they have a new baby to feed, love and support but they now will have outstanding medical bills, therapy bills, and the emotional damage that’s been done can not be changed."

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The fundraiser has so far received more than $7,500 in donations.

The hit-and-run driver has not been found. The motorist is believed to have been driving a silver car when the crash happened around 10:15 p.m. Friday, per the Pioneer Press.

Anyone with information should call police at 651-266-5921.

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