HARRISBURG, NC (FOX 46) - The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who hit a mother of three children and sped away.
FOX 46 Charlotte spoke with the victim’s husband who saw his wife get hit by the car.
“I didn’t know if she was dead,” Dan Bralley explained.
One minute Bralley was walking alongside Highway 49 in Harrisburg after a night out while his wife, Sybil, when all of a sudden he said the car came toward them.
“The car started to drift over the line, just in a flash it struck her and it sent her 20 feet from the impact. There were no brake lights; there was no trying to stop. In fact, it took off. I heard it hit the accelerator,” Bralley said.
A husband terrified and appalled that the driver just kept on going, injuring his wife the mother of his three children.
“I could start to hear her breathe. So I knew she wasn’t dead but I was scared to touch her, scared to move her, but at the same time, you feel angry,” he explained.
Sybil has had two surgeries, one for facial reconstruction and the other for a broken leg, shoulder and fractured wrist.
“She doesn’t remember the crash, just waking up in the hospital,” Bralley said.
Dan Bralley said he is convinced there’s no way the driver didn’t know they hit someone.
“The impact left pieces of the car on the side of the road, so it was very heavy, it was very loud,” he said.
All sheriff’s deputies can say now is they’re looking for a white, four-door car. Sybil was hit just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 on Highway 49 right across from the Auto Bell in Harrisburg.
Dan Bralley said he is hoping someone will take responsibility for hurting his wife.
“I want that person to be accountable for the fact that for all they know they took a life and they’ve certainly altered ours,” he said.
Bralley said doctors haven’t told him when Sybil might get to go home or if her second surgery Monday will be her last. Even if it is, she will have months of recovery ahead.
If you have any information concerning this incident, please contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office at 704-920-3000, or you may contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous or 704-93CRIME. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.