Hit-and-run victim: “They left me there like I didn't have a mother who loves me”

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Richland County woman considers herself lucky after narrowly avoiding being run over by a hit-and-run driver.

Now the woman is hoping the community can help find the driver responsible.

Tyneequa Winn thought she had done everything right to be walking along Kay Street in the dark when she was almost run over by a hit-and-run driver.

Road rash is just one of the injuries Winn suffers from. Winn has bruised ribs, and is sore all over.

Winn says she was walking in the area of Kay Street around 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

"I did everything a person's supposed to do especially being a female, walking at that time of night," said Winn.

Winn wore a white shirt and was on her cell phone with her mom, when the Lincoln Navigator passed.  She moved into the driveway of the Windridge Townhomes as it backed up.  That's when Bob Capers looked out his window.

"The vehicle had backed up, and they pulled up, then he hit her as he was backing up a second time," explained Capers, who witnessed the incident. "She was just screaming and hollering, and I'm just glad that at that particular time, I was up, just getting back from work."

"They left me there like I didn't have a mother who loves me," added Winn.

Capers came to her aide and even picked up the phone with her mother still on the line.

"She was somewhat hysterical," said Capers.

Winn is just beginning to heal, physically.

"They say it's going to be two weeks, three weeks before it completely heals," said Winn.

Emotionally it may take longer, especially if those responsible aren't caught.

At a nearby Stop-N-Go, surveillance cameras caught the vehicle running the stop sign at Beatty Road.

"If you know someone who drives a gold Lincoln Navigator, call in to police," said Winn.

Winn is grateful Bob Capers was willing to lend a helping hand.

"I was glad to do that because that's neighborly and this is what we have to do, we have to look out for one another," said Capers.

If you or anyone might have seen what happened along Kay Street or knows of that vehicle, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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