Reporting Diana Rocco
By Diana Rocco
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The video is jarring and hard to watch. A woman falls off her bike in the middle of Spruce Street in University City.
Before she can get to her feet, she is struck by a car coming the other direction. But for the woman’s husband, the images are breaking his heart.
“Whoever did it looked like they deliberately did it. We’re trying to find out who this guy is,” Tyrell Palmer said.
Palmer tells Eyewitness News that his wife, 22-year-old Monae Mosie is 10 weeks pregnant.
Now at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with broken bones in her neck, face, and body and bleeding in her brain.
“It’s really serious. I’m trying to stay strong for my family,” Palmer said.
Palmer says his wife was riding her bike to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia last night to see their one-year-old daughter born prematurely.
Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the surveillance video shows her leave the bike lane on the 3800 block of Spruce Street to go around a bus. She slipped and fell into the road when a driver coming the other way hit her and never stopped. It happened in front of a lane of stopped traffic and witnesses on the street.
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“I know there’s a lot of praying going on, give my wife the strength to move on,” Palmer said. “It hurt, you know, knowing that I wasn’t there, knowing my wife got hit, I wasn’t there to protect her.”
The vehicle is described as a dark colored four-door sedan with a light colored plate on the front, possibly out of state or a vanity plate. The vehicle may have possible damage to the left front fender and bumper.
Palmer still hasn’t slept, worried for his wife and unborn child, and sick that this driver is still out there.
“Man up, step up to the plate, you hit my wife and ran,” Palmer said.