A pregnant woman and her unborn baby have lost their lives in a devastating hit-and-run incident in California. April Zoglauer, a 21-year-old pre-school teacher, was driving on Blossom Hill Road in San Jose when her black Nissan sedan was struck by a stolen white Hyundai on Tuesday evening. The collision occurred near the Westfield Oakridge shopping mall.
Zoglauer, who was 27 weeks pregnant, was immediately rushed to a local hospital. Due to the seriousness of her injuries, doctors performed an emergency C-section to deliver her baby boy, Devontae Aaron Zoglauer. The infant managed to survive for 24 hours but tragically passed away on Wednesday night.
The driver of the stolen vehicle fled the scene, and authorities are still working to identify the culprits. The San Jose Police Department has mentioned that two individuals, described as "unknown males," were believed to be in the car at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing, and it remains unclear who had the right of way.
April Zoglauer, a beloved teacher at Play'N'Learn Preschool in San Jose, had been eagerly anticipating the birth of her child. Colleagues described her as a compassionate person who genuinely loved working with children. She had been employed at the pre-school since her teenage years and had built strong relationships with both students and staff.
In a heart-wrenching twist, Zoglauer had made plans to accompany a disabled woman on a trip to Hawaii shortly before the accident occurred. Friends recall her excitement about the upcoming vacation and her anticipation of spending leisure time on the beach. The entire community is now grappling with the tragic loss of April Zoglauer and her unborn baby.
Parents and teachers at Play'N'Learn Preschool are faced with the difficult task of explaining the devastating news to the children. The students had eagerly awaited the arrival of Zoglauer's baby, and now they must come to terms with the fact that they will never get to meet him.
The loss of April Zoglauer and her unborn child is a tragic reminder of the dangers of hit-and-run accidents. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward. In the meantime, the community mourns the loss of a dedicated teacher and the life that was taken away far too soon.