HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that put a local mom in a coma, according to a news release from High Point police.
Knyaw D. Htoo, 18, of High Point, is charged with felony hit-and-run and unsafe lane change causing serious injury.
The hit-and-run happened on Sept. 5 shortly before 10 a.m. at the intersection of Eastchester and Haverly drives.
Shay Black was riding her motorcycle to work when she was hit by a vehicle. She was taken to Moses Cone Hospital.
Black’s children told FOX8 after the incident that she was in a coma, on a ventilator and had a broken collar bone and ribs.
On Tuesday, investigators located the suspect vehicle and took Htoo into custody. Htoo made a full admission to the arresting officer, the release said.
”I'm just thoroughly, thoroughly pleased with the High Point Police Department,” said Shay’s son, Dylan Black. “I wish I could go down there right now and hug all of them.”
Htoo was placed in the High Point Jail under a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 13.
Dylan says his mom has been taken off a ventilator, but is still unconscious.
Her other family members are planning a benefit for her on Nov. 4 at Double D Burnout Saloon in Kernersville at 2 p.m.
A benefit motorcycle ride is also scheduled for Oct. 21 at JJ’s Watering Hole in Greensboro. Registration for the ride starts at 10 a.m. There will be music, games and food.