FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Two years ago, Carolyn Bianco was unconscious in a hospital bed on life support fighting for her life after being hit by a car. It was a fight she would not win. She died on March 17, 2010, a week after she was left on Las Olas Boulevard to die. A friend she was with was hit too, but survived.
“They were crossing this crosswalk right here,” Carolyn’s sister Susan DeMarseilles points out. “They were in the center of the crosswalk when they were struck. Our lives changed forever that day.”
It’s tough for Susan and her husband Jim to visit the spot where it happened on Las Olas at North East 11th Avenue. Making it even worse is that the person who did it is still out there, he just took off.
“He did stop at the top of the hill here, he looked out, saw what he did, but kept going,” said Jim.
“Who does that?” asked Susan. “Nobody in their right mind does that, leaves somebody who needs help!”
Back when it happened on March 10, 2010, witnesses saw a dark SUV with a man behind the wheel.
Susan said whoever was driving took a lot from her family, when they just left Carolyn lying in the middle of the street helpless and bleeding.
“She was my sister, my friend,” said Susan, “There’s just a hole. And I’ll never be the same.
Police figure there would be mirror damage on that vehicle. If you have any information about who’s responsible for the accident, call Broward Crimestoppers, at 954-493-TIPS. A $5000 reward is being offered.