Driver who hit pregnant woman says prayer works - WKRN News 2

Driver who hit pregnant woman says prayer works

Posted: Updated: Nov 24, 2013 11:27 AM CST
Sterling Wright was taken to Southern Hills Medical Center following the crash. Sterling Wright was taken to Southern Hills Medical Center following the crash.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Middle Tennessee man who prayed at the scene of a car accident involving himself and a pregnant woman, said he believes he is proof prayer works.

Twenty-two-year-old Shaneka Battle was exiting Interstate 24 around 5:15 a.m. Thursday when she was t-boned by a pickup truck driven by Sterling Wright.

Battle was trapped inside her vehicle for over 15 minutes while emergency personnel worked to get her free.

"The car was smashed. The window was busted and I went to the other side. She said she couldn't unlock the door so I tried kicking the door and the window out," Wright said, adding, "That could have been my child. That's somebody else's child, wife sister, aunt."

Immediately following the crash, News 2's cameras were rolling as Wright, got down on his knee to pray for the woman he hit.

"When you can't do anything what you've got to do is call on God," Wright told News 2 in an interview Friday.  

He said he had tried to kick in the window and door in an effort to free Battle, but the 911 operator told him to wait until emergency personnel arrived.

Wright said he didn't know the woman was pregnant until he talked to someone who had seen the story Thursday morning on Nashville's News 2.

Battle, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  She was listed in stable condition Friday morning. Her unborn baby is okay.

Wright said he hopes he was able to show the world that prayer works.

"I'm glad I could impact people by praying.  I just want to show them that God is real," he said.

Wright was taken to Southern Hills Medical Center as a precaution immediately following the crash.

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