Husband sees wife struck by hit-and-run driver

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — A woman is hospitalized after she was struck Friday night by a hit-and-run driver in front of her husband in Harrisburg.

Sybil Bralley underwent a second surgery Monday at Carolinas Medical Center.

Dan Bralley described the moments after a car ran off the road and hit his wife of 21 years. He told Channel 9 that it’s a sound he will never forget.

“You’re in a free fall of emotion,” Bralley said.

The couple was walking along the side of Highway 49, across from a car wash, when a car crossed the white line and hit Sybil Bralley, a mother of three.

"As soon as the car struck her, she went airborne and she flew 20 feet," Dan Bralley said.

Not only did the driver not stop, he said, the car sped up and fled.

“I was instantly angry, but at the same time I had to touch my wife, tend to her, but I knew not to touch her because there's no telling what kind of injuries she sustained. I didn't know if she was dead, paralyzed or what,” Bralley said.

Bralley said that because it was dark, he couldn't get the tag number, but he knows it was a white car.

Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office investigators told Channel 9 that they're checking with nearby businesses for any surveillance cameras that might have captured an images of the car.

Sybil Bralley has a broken leg, a broken shoulder, a fractured wrist and has already had facial reconstruction surgery.

Her family is pleading for the driver to come forward.

"It's just horrible. I feel helpless to help her and I just want justice done,” Dan Bralley said.

There is no word on how long Sybil Bralley will be hospitalized.

Her family said her road to recovery will be a long one.

Cabarrus County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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