CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A father hurt in a hit-and-run at a South Charlotte Harris Teeter says he's not angry at the suspects.
Nate Green just wants to know why the men didn't stop when they hit him and his 4-year old son back in April.
Green did an interview on Friday, speaking out for the first time since the hit-and-run.
“It broke my skull from here to here. There’s just a little scar left,” Green said, showing his wounds.
The wounds aren’t too visible. But Green’s day-to-day life that has changed drastically. He has vision problems, and he can’t taste or smell.
“It’s like wearing blinders when I walk around. The house could be on fire I wouldn’t know.”
Green says the hit-and-run happened so suddenly.
“There was commotion. I turned around. The next thing, I’m on the ground.”
Green and his 4-year-old son Wilkie were walking in the parking lot of the Harris Teeter on Rea Road in south Charlotte going in to get pizza on April 17.
Just before the car came towards him, Green says he held on tightly to his son.
“As we got hit, all I could think is to grab Wilkie, so he didn’t hit the concrete.”
Wilkie had a nasty gash on his head that has since healed. But the emotional scars have not.
“He is a little bit scared crossing the road and going into the store. He’s like, ‘Are they going to rob it?”
Nate and his wife Amber have to try to explain to their 4-year-old and their other son why the men in the car hit him and his dad and kept on driving after stealing a case of beer.
“I’m not mad or any malice towards them. Maybe if they would have stopped right then and said, ‘Alright we screwed up, here’s an accident.’ The whole scenario could have been different than running away.”
On Thursday, almost two months after the hit and run, police arrested 21-year-old Noah Llambias, the suspected driver. They’re still looking for 21-year-old Isaiah Staley and 20-year-old Ralph Hall, the man in the surveillance pictures circulated after the hit-and-run.