Pregnant woman, unborn baby, unharmed after struck by car
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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A Hobson City woman struck by a car recently following an altercation said she and her unborn baby are fine.

Bianca Carter, 18, said she was rushed by ambulance to Regional Medical Center after the assault Oct. 9 and was released the next morning. According to Carter, doctors told her she had no serious injuries and her baby was fine.

Charged with assault Oct. 10 in connection with the incident was Latoya Dixon, 28, of Hobson City. According to police, Dixon hit Carter with her 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. Dixon was released from jail Oct. 10 on a $15,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 18.

Carter said the incident stemmed from a dispute with Dixon over lost car keys, and not over a relationship with a man, as reported to The Star last week by law enforcement.

Chief Deputy Matthew Wade of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office said deputies recorded what they knew of the situation at the time the report was made.

“The knowledge a victim or suspect has is definitely going to be more intimate,” Wade said Wednesday. “There was a large gathering and there were two women fighting over something.”

Dixon was arrested again on Monday, charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief related to the Oct. 9 incident.

Wade said a family member of Carter’s reported to police he tried to help Carter up after being struck, and Dixon drove toward them both as if to hit them with her car.

Wade said the man told officers he threw a lawn chair at Dixon’s windshield and she stopped her vehicle.

Dixon was released from Calhoun County Jail Tuesday on a $500 bond.

Staff writer Eddie Burkhalter: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @Burkhalter_Star.

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