Pregnant woman attacked with screwdriver in NYC road rage incident, miscarries

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Friday, July 8, 2022
Pregnant woman attacked with screwdriver in NYC road rage, miscarries
Police are searching for the man who brutally attacked a pregnant woman in the Bronx in what she says was a road rage incident. Naveen Dhaliwal has the story.

BRONX (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who brutally attacked a pregnant woman in the Bronx in an apparent road rage incident.

It happened on Monday, June 6, at 5:20 p.m. on Grand Concourse.

Estrella Guzman tells Eyewitness News that she was on her way to therapy at the time due to a bad car accident a year ago.

She said that while she was driving, she wouldn't let another driver enter her lane. She said he started following her and become aggressive.

"I didn't let him go into the lane, so he proceeded to follow me," she said.

She said she didn't know what the problem was, and so she got out of her car - a decision that has changed her life.

"He doesn't say a word," she said. "He comes out with a screwdriver and attacks me."

Guzman said the man began attacking her with a screwdriver, jabbing her repeatedly in the head and then going for her neck.

"He stabbed me five times in the head," she said. "I got a scar on my head, which I'm covering."

She sustained a severe laceration to her head, but then she fought back.

"I was in shock," she said. "I didn't know how to react until I kept feeling the jabs on my neck and I started clawing at his eyes."

She then tried to get away.

"When I tried to get in my car to try and stop him, he ended up running me over," she said. "I'm literally squished in between his car and my car."

He then fled the scene in a silver BMW, and she was transported by EMS to St. Barnabas Hospital.

There, she learned she was three months pregnant.

About a week after the attack, she miscarried.

The victim said she doesn't know if it was because of the attack, but she believes it is possible due to her injuries and stress.

"I suffered injuries from the incident, back injuries, I suffered a miscarriage," she said. "It's not easy at all."

Still, she said she is staying strong and keeping hope that police will find the man and get him off the streets.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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