Woman arraigned in crash that injured pregnant woman

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A 26-year-old Fraser woman was arraigned Friday on charges related to a crash that seriously injured a 42-year-old pregnant woman in Roseville.

Natasha June Watts is charged with one count of operating a vehicle causing a serious bodily injury crash, third offense, a felony that carries a five-year prison sentence.

Watts is also charged with driving with a revoked license, a one-year misdemeanor. She appeared in 39th District Court where bond was set at $50,000, no 10 percent.

According to police, around 2:30 a.m. Friday, the victim, a Mount Clemens woman, was sitting at a red light on northbound Groesbeck Highway when Watts failed to brake and hit the woman’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.

“The force of the impact caused the suspects’ vehicle to bounce off the victim’s vehicle and rather than stopping, the suspect accelerated her vehicle in an apparent getaway attempt and again stuck the victim’s vehicle in the rear,” police said in a statement. “After this the suspect again attempted to flee from the scene by driving away. However her vehicle now too badly damaged to travel only made it a short distance.”

Watts tried to leave the scene on foot, but was arrested a short time later, police said.

The victim is hospitalized with numerous non-life threatening injuries. It was unknown if the crash harmed her unborn baby, police said.

Watts returns to court for a preliminary examination Nov. 4.


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