Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A $5,000 reward is being offered in a hit and run that injured a nurse at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital last Sunday.
Columbia police and the family of 24-year-old Lindsay Bires are offering the moneyfor information that can help find the person who injured her .
Bires currently is in critical condition at the hospital.
Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Bires, who works as a cardiac nurse, was hit while standing on the sidewalk outside the hospital.
According to witnesses, a small, white car ran off the side of the road at least twice before hitting her. Police say after the incident, witnesses ran to help Bires and were able to get medical personnel on site immediately.
"Someone knows something," said Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott. "We need the public's help. This is not just another accident. Lindsay Bires is trained to help save lives. Now she is the one who is fighting for her life. Lindsay deserves to know the truth."
"My sister Lindsay on that night was doing her job," says Lindsay's sister, Lauren MacKinnon. "She continues to do her job. Please, whoever is responsible for this, come forward. Please do the right thing for my sister."
Officers say the hit and run vehicle may have damage to the driver's side.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.