FRANKLIN COUNTY (WTVD) — A Franklin County woman and her newborn son are in the hospital recovering after being hit by a car Friday night.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP), the incident happened along US 401 near Kearney Grocery.
Heather Gwin, 28, claims she was walking along the roadway when she was struck by a passing car.
Gwin said she fell to the ground and the vehicle stopped just down the road before taking off.
The terrified mother said several cars saw her fall but failed to stop and offer assistance.
That’s when the mother of four said she grabbed some rocks and started throwing them at the next car, trying to get their attention.
After nailing a truck, the driver stopped and rushed Gwin to WakeMed where she gave birth to her premature baby boy – Cameron.
The newborn weighs four pounds, 13 ounces, and is 18 inches long; Gwin was only 34 weeks along.