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Mother and baby recovering after hit skip, suspects charged Tuesday

Myishea McGlothin (Source: Facebook) Myishea McGlothin (Source: Facebook)
Mykell is recovering at home. (Source: WOIO) Mykell is recovering at home. (Source: WOIO)
Mykell the say of the accident. (Source: Family) Mykell the say of the accident. (Source: Family)
Still shot of the surveillance video, showing the suspects. (Source: Buckeye Area Development Corp.) Still shot of the surveillance video, showing the suspects. (Source: Buckeye Area Development Corp.)

Last month, a woman and her infant son were severely injured in a hit and run accident on Cleveland's east side. The accident was all caught on camera.

The baby is at home recovering, but mom is still in critical condition at the hospital. We talked with the victim's family in this 19 Action News exclusive.

"I just heard the car go 'vroom' and it just crashed," said Chantell McGlothin, the victim's mother. 

She talked about the scene that was captured on surveillance video, at the intersection of East 118th Street and Buckeye Avenue. Her 22-year-old daughter Myishea McGlothin carrying her then 4-month-old son Mykell in her arms, walking down the street from their home. 

A teen driving a stolen car took the turn to fast and crashed into Myishea and her baby, pinning them against a building. 

"I just realized it was my daughter and I just lost my mind. It felt like a building was on top of me. I didn't know what to do or what to say," said Chantell. 

Mykell, now 5-months old, is recovering a home. He has a broken leg and was just recently released from the hospital. Doctors told the family he almost lost his leg, and it was one of the worst breaks they have seen. He still doesn't have feelings in his right toes. 

Myishea's uncle tried to help seconds after the crash. 

"She was telling him to get the baby and he couldn't get the baby because the baby was pinned," Chantell said. 

Myishea has a long road ahead of her. Her pelvis was crushed and she will have to learn how to walk again. 

"I just went in my space and prayed for a good outcome," said Chantell.

The teenage driver and passenger still have not been arrested. Police know who the passenger is but they are searching for him. That isn't sitting well with Myishea's family. 

"You are walking around free, not taking responsibility for what you've done, and my daughter's laying in the hospital bed and she's messed up," Chantell said to the suspect. "I just want justice served."

The driver has been charged with vehicular assault, stolen property, and failure to stop after an accident. The passenger, when found, will be charged with receiving stolen property. 

Neither suspect has been arrested but police are asking for warrants. The driver has no prior record. 

The family released the following statement:

Our family would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. Specifically, we would like to express our gratitude to Union Hill Missionary Church in Cleveland, for setting up a fund at PNC Bank for Myishea's medical expenses. Donations can be made at any PNC branch.

We would like to thank the staff at MetroHealth for their care and support. Myishea still has a long road of recovery ahead of her but we hope to make it as speedy as possible. We ask that the media continue to respect our privacy during this time. 

If you wish to help the family with their monetary expenses, donations can be made at any PNC Bank under the name Myishea McGlothin. 

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