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Parents of Lindsay Bires: 'Whoever Did This Is A Coward'

7:16 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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Lindsay Bires

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Palmetto Health nurse Lindsay Bires is still in a coma, and the person who put her in that condition is still out there.

It has been almost three weeks since a cardiac nurse at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital was put in the intensive care unit after a violent hit and run accident.

Bires was hit by a car while standing on the sidewalk at 4 Medical Park Drive at 2:30 in the morning on September 16th. According to witnesses, a small, white car ran off the side of the road at least twice before making impact with the victim.

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Columbia Police say they've been receiving tips through CrimeStoppers but nothing has led them to the vehicle. Lindsay's parents tell News19 they hope someone with information leading to an arrest comes forward so they can focus on their daughter.

"Well I wake up in the morning and just go 'it's going to be another good day, Lindsay's here.' That's my first thought, we have our daughter. She's here with us, we get to see her another day," said Susan Bires.

For parents Mark and Susan Biers it's the uncertainty they say is the hardest to cope with each day, focusing on who hit their daughter Lindsay, and more importantly if she will recover.

"She is a hundred and five pound little girl, little woman, she's petite. She got hit by metal and survived and she didn't get hit lightly. Her body is shattered."

Lindsay parents say she will occasionally respond to commands and open her eyes but remains in a coma, suffering from severe head trauma.

"It's not just that you're in a coma and you wake up. It's not just that your bones are broken and they heal. It is a tremendous amount of pain," said Susan.

If it were not for the quick actions of witnesses nearby, Lindsay's parents say she wouldn't have made it. Now they want justice.

"This person that is out there, that did this to our daughter, that person doesn't realize how much pain he or she has inflicted," said Mark Bires.

The Biers' say their support system of friends and family have gotten them through this tough time. They hope others will too come to their aid, helping to answer some uncertainty, so they can have peace with the accident and their daughter they describe as vibrant.

"She's not living her life right now and that's the sad thing. This person is such a coward, they can't come forward and at least accept responsibility for making a mistake."

The Columbia Police Department is still asking for you help in this case. If you have any information about the hit and run accident you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

The family has also started a facebook page, "Prayers For Lindsay." There they update her status each day and even have a page to donate. All money goes to help with Lindsay's mounting medical bills.

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