A mother injured as she and her two sons tried to cross North Tryon Street Tuesday morning was listed in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center Thursday afternoon.
Police identified the woman as Brittany Chisolm, 24. Her five-year-old son, also taken to the hospital after the wreck, was listed in good condition. The other boy was never admitted to the hospital.
Chisolm and her two sons were injured Tuesday morning while trying to cross North Tryon Street near 28th Street after getting off the bus, according to a witness who spoke to investigators. A police report on the incident was released Thursday.
The witness stated that he could not believe what the female was doing and that she crossed halfway across North Tryon Street and then stood in the middle of the roadway with her two children, on the double yellow line, according to the report.
Chisolm was struck by a tow truck heading away from uptown causing all three pedestrians to go flying in different directions, according to the witness.
One boy was thrown into the inbound lane and hit the side front fender of a 2003 Honda driven by a Kannapolis woman, and then struck the cars windshield. The woman told investigators she had moved as far to the right as she could to avoid the pedestrians as they crossed.
The incident happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of North Tryon Street. Light rain was falling and it was still about 20 minutes before full daylight.