Strangers form protective circle around pregnant woman injured in hit-and-run

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Family grateful for strangers who protected woman in hit-and-run

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A pregnant woman in Oklahoma is recovering after being hit by a car outside an arena Thursday night.

Police said the driver who hit Nicole Lewis left the scene.

Lewis, who works at the BOK Center, was hit late Thursday after leaving a concert at the arena. She said she stepped into the street after waiting at the crosswalk and a blue SUV came around the corner and hit her.

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The SUV kept going, and the crash left Lewis in the street with a broken leg. She immediately moved to protect her stomach, but feared another car might hit her.

Lewis said that a group of strangers came to her aid. They formed a protective circle around her and called 911.

First responders rushed to assure Lewis that her baby was OK after they found a heartbeat.

Police are searching for the driver responsible for the hit-and-run. A detailed description is not yet available.