Police searching for driver in Gastonia hit-and-run that left woman seriously hurt

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Police are looking for a driver accused of a hit-and-run that left a woman seriously hurt in Gastonia Thursday.

Officers responded at around 11 p.m. to the scene on East Hudson Boulevard near South York Road and Highway 321.

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After investigating, authorities determined a dark-colored car traveling west on East Hudson Boulevard struck a woman who was trying to cross the road. After the driver hit the victim, they left the scene.

Channel 9′s Ken Lemon learned the woman, who was identified as Tammy Mayne, 36, has just walked away from a friend’s house when she was hit. Police said she was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

On Tuesday, police released the below surveillance photo of the car authorities are searching for. The car should have front-end damage due to the crash, police said. No arrests have been made.

“Please turn yourself in,” said Lee Anders, Mayne’s boyfriend.

Anders, who is the father of their six children, said Mayne is fortunate that other drivers stopped and that there was a fire department a few blocks away, so help got to the scene quickly.

He wants the driver to see a picture of her in a hospital bed with a collapsed lung, broken arms and legs and a hole drilled in her head to release the pressure on her brain. She was in surgery for five hours when paramedics first brought her to Atrium Main in Charlotte.

“I had no way of knowing whether she was going to live or die at that point,” Anders said.

Anders told Lemon that he has been at her bedside since the crash, speaking to her even when she couldn’t respond. He said she did open her eyes for a couple of minutes on Monday.

“When she was asked can you hear me, she was able to nod yes,” he said.

He said doctors still can’t say if she will have brain damage, but that her body suffered significant injuries.

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Anders wants the driver responsible to be held accountable. He’s hoping someone can identify the car that has significant damage.

“Somebody knows something about the car,” he said. “These people need to be brought to justice. This is not right.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information in the case is asked to contact investigators at 704-842-5166.

No other details have been released at this point.

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