Pregnant woman struck and seriously injured by rolling vehicle

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DARLINGTON, Wis. — A pregnant woman was seriously injured after an unoccupied vehicle rolled down a private driveway and struck her on the street on Sunday night.

The Darlington Police Department and Lafayette County EMS were on dispatched to the 800 block of Galena Street around 7:45 p.m. for a report that a pedestrian, later identified as Ericka J. Chavez, 31, of Darlington, was struck by a vehicle.

Chavez, who is 7 months pregnant, was transported to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County prior to being transferred to UW Hospital via MedFlight.

The condition of Chavez and her unborn baby are unknown at this time.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office and Darlington Fire Department assisted on scene. The incident remains under investigation.