BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are searching for the driver who hit a woman in Northeast Baltimore and left her nearly dead in the road. The mother of three is fighting for her life.
Christie Ileto speaks with the victim’s family.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire Amid Thunderstorm In Baltimore's Riverside Neighborhood
Shana Shepherd’s family says she has been in a medically induced coma for days. Now they’re hoping witnesses can help police catch the driver behind the wheel.
Passersby say Shana Shepherd was struggling to breathe after she was hit by a driver who fled the scene.
“I walked over and said, ‘Is she alive?'” Terry Rogers said.
Rogers stayed with the 30-year-old until first responders arrived.
“Every couple of seconds a real deep breath. And all you saw was the back of her head. And she was just curled up and she wasn’t moving,” he said.
Police say the driver was heading north on Harford Road early Sunday morning, driving in between two lanes of traffic, before hitting Shepherd and speeding off.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Fireworks Return To Baltimore's Inner Harbor
“What were you actually doing? Where was your mind that you didn’t see her?” said Jasmine Bouie, victim’s sister.
Her family speaks exclusively to WJZ, saying Shepherd is fighting to live, spending the last four nights in a medically induced coma at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
“She doesn’t look like herself. It’s really sad. It’s hard to come here and see her like that,” said Bouie.
Police are now working to uncover if the driver was speeding or intoxicated.
“The perpetrator should have stopped, which he did, but he saw what he had done and left the scene. And that’s a problem,” said Robert Curran, District 3.
Police are now looking for a dark colored, box-like car–possibly a Honda Accord–and the driver, who senselessly hit Shepherd before fleeing.MORE NEWS: Maryland Comptroller Franchot Tests Positive For COVID-19
Police are asking anyone with information to call 410-396-2606. The family is also offering a $1,000 reward.