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City of Columbia Police Department
Monday September 15th, 2014 :: 04:25 p.m. EDT


$25K Reward Still Being Offered in Nurse Hit & Run Case

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that the two-year anniversary of a hit and run incident involving a cardiac nurse is tomorrow.

Investigators continue to ask the public for information regarding Lindsay Bires case.

On September 16, 2012, Bires was standing on the sidewalk on Medical Park Drive during a break from work at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital when she was seriously injured by a white, compact car.

According to witnesses, the car ran off the side of the road at least twice before making impact with Bires. The driver did not stop to render aid to the victim.

After the incident, those same witnesses ran to aid Bires, and were immediately able to get medical personnel on site.

Soon after the crime, CPD and Palmetto Health Richland Hospital conducted a joint news conference to gain additional public support for crime tips.

At the time, here is what Palmetto Health Richland Hospital’s Administrator on Duty (AOD), E.T. Taylor said, “Lindsay is not alone on this path of recovery; from the moment this event occurred, faith allowed fellow co-workers to be right by her side to help her; faith allowed an available Advanced Cardiac Life Support ambulance to pull up even before the first 9-1-1 call could be made; faith had the Trauma Team already in place and faith has brought Lindsay’s family safely to be by her side.”

Lauren MacKinnon, Lindsay’s sister says, “My sister Lindsay on that night was doing her job. She continues to do her job. Please, whoever is responsible for this, come forward.”

Today, Chief Holbrook says, “The Bires family is remarkably strong. Their fight for justice has not ceased. Don’t let their love of Lindsay or their time and energy caring for her go to waste. Do the right thing, call us with the information we need.”

A $25,000 reward is still being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.

Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information about this incident to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.
LOG onto:, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

*The family also has a Facebook Page dedicated to Lindsay:

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