Family Of Hit-And-Run Victim Relieved After Arrest, Mom Still In Coma

Hit & Run Arrest, Victim's Family Speaks

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After two weeks of hoping and praying, the family of a hit-and-run victim received a phone call from police on Tuesday morning

"They told me they had caught him. It was very exciting," Dylan Black explained.

Police arrested Knyaw Htoo for hitting Shay Black and driving off on September 5.

Shay was knocked off of her motorcyle and left badly injured on the side of the road on Eastchester and Haverly Drive in High Point.

"I was kind of surprised when I saw the kid because he didn't look like the kind of person that would do that," said Dylan Black, Shay's son. "But you know, my mom always taught me not to judge a book by its cover."

The family is relieved to have a suspect behind bars, but is far from forgiveness.

"It doesn't help my mom at all," Dylan said. "She's still in a coma."

Dylan says he and his sister visit their mom daily at Cone Hospital. 

"It's just a waiting game now to see when she'll wake up. We hope she will," Dylan said. "We've been praying, I think the whole United States has been praying for her. It's really been amazing to see how many people have reached out to us."

Dylan said his mom is breathing on her own. He says she is not brain dead but likely has some damage.

Htoo was charged with Felony Hit and Run and Unsafe Lane Change Causing Serious Injury. He is in the High Point Jail under a $500,000 bond. 

He had his first appearance in court on Wednesday, where he waived his right to an attorney.

The family is hosting a benefit for Shay on November 4 at 3 p.m.at Double D's Burnout Saloon in Kernersville. 

CLICK HERE for more information on the fundraiser.

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