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Crimestoppers: 2012 Hit and Run Incident Anniversary

By September 14, 2020Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook encourages citizens to call Crimestoppers with information regarding a 2012 hit and run incident that seriously injured a cardiac nurse.

On September 16, 2012, 24-year-old Lindsay Bires was standing on the sidewalk at Medical Park Drive during a work break from Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

Lindsay Bires | Picture Courtesy: Bires Family

According to witnesses, a white compact car ran off the side of the road twice before making impact with Bires causing life-threatening injuries. The driver did not stop or render aid. After the incident, those same witnesses helped Bires, and were able to get medical personnel on site immediately.

In an effort to generate Crimestoppers tips, CPD is asking citizens to recall specific conversations they had with someone regarding the incident.

For example, did that person act differently/nervously during the discussion, or show signs of guilt and remorse? It is also important for citizens to recall someone who may have driven a white compact car during the time of the incident or had vehicle repairs done soon after the incident.


In a statement, Lindsay Bires wrote, “There is someone out there who knows something.

Please come forward. That person took away my entire life as I knew it; please don’t keep this to yourself any longer. Help me at least recover some justice and closure for what was done to me, in this horrible chapter of my life.”

Citizens with information to aid with the investigation are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

LOG onto:, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.


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