By Anjali Patel
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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, North Carolina (WLOS) – A household from western North Carolina is in mourning and seeks solutions after a success and run dying in Buncombe County over the weekend.
At round 2am on Sunday, July 31, the North Carolina State Freeway Patrol (NCSHP) was dispatched to a deadly accident involving a pedestrian on US-25 (Hendersonville Street) in Watson Street.
The pedestrian, recognized as Melody Haynes Harrison, 50, of Arden, was strolling north on the north lane of US-25 when she was hit by an unknown automobile.
Harrison was pronounced useless on the spot, officers stated.
“Her favourite factor in life was being a ‘Grammy’ and her husband was two peas in a pod. Inseparable. He beloved her household, ”stated Sara Scott, Harrison’s daughter.
Scott stated his mom beloved others and was beloved.
“He was somebody I actually cared about,” she stated.
Scott stated his mom struggled along with her psychological well being infrequently. Scott stated he reported his mom lacking to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Workplace Saturday night time, round 5pm.
“He had some very bizarre psychological well being issues happening, he was fully out of his thoughts,” Scott stated.
He stated the tragedies within the household have been notably laborious on Harrison, who all the time cared for others.
“She was a keeper,” Scott stated. “He is had quite a bit about her up to now few years. We misplaced a number of relations, together with each of her mother and father, one among whom was discovered. So I really feel prefer it was plenty of stress and stuff that put her on for shedding these relations and it had all simply come to a head.
Nothing might have ready Scott for the information he obtained from authorities early Sunday morning – that his mom had been hit by a automotive whereas strolling down Hendersonville Street.
“After they have been on the doorstep, my first thought was that they’d discovered her and brought her to the hospital,” she stated. “However that is not what it was and I am unable to actually clarify what that feeling was like.”
Now, she and the NCSHP are in search of solutions. Scott desires whoever hit her to return ahead.
“It hurts to know she was left like a roadside animal,” Scott stated. “I simply hope they put themselves in that place if that was their member of the family.”
Scott stated he principally simply desires an apology for leaving his mother. Above all, he hopes that his mom has not suffered.
“Actually, no punishment will carry her again,” he stated. “Sure, we hope they are going to be punished. I do not imply we do not, as a result of they only left her, they deserve punishment. “
He’s urging folks in the neighborhood to not choose why his mom was out at the moment of night time and to have compassion. He says psychological well being needs to be taken very severely.
“I hope it helps folks understand that when somebody is struggling, do not allow them to go,” Scott stated. “As a substitute of calling them loopy or calling them this and that, to get assist, discuss to them, actually hearken to them.”
Whereas she says some have been merciless on social media after her mom’s dying, many have additionally been form. Some folks remark and share their ideas on the kind of lady who was her mom.
“Everybody who knew her beloved her,” stated Scott.
A GoFundMe web page created by associates had already raised $ 1,615 as of Tuesday afternoon to assist the household with cremation and different prices.
“It was nice to see, to be sincere, the individuals who needed to assist,” stated Scott. “It simply lets you already know that there are nonetheless good folks.”
The NC State Freeway Patrol asks anybody with info that helps determine the automobile or driver to name 1-800-445-1772.
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