The family of a Palmetto Health Richland nurse who was seriously injured following a hit-and-run incident near the North Main area of Columbia last year has increased the amount of money available for a reward offered for any information in the case.
Lindsay Bires' family says they're now offering $15,000 for information that can lead to the arrest of a suspect in the case.
Bires, 24, was standing on the sidewalk on Medical Park Drive on an early September morning when she was hit by a small, white compact car. The car took off toward Sunset Drive after striking her.
Before hitting Bires, police say the vehicle had reportedly driven off the roadway twice.
Investigators say they've exhausted all their leads in this case.
In her first ever interview, Bires says she doesn't even remember what happened the night she was hit.
She offered a blunt opinion of the suspect Columbia Police investigators are seeking.
"I think they suck," said Bires. "They hurt me so bad."
Bires continues to rehabilitate in her native Massachusetts. Her family says her road to recovery is long, but they are overjoyed she is still alive.
Bires says she's grateful to many of you.
"Thanks for your prayers and all of your help," said Bires. "Thank you so much."
If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.