Ayana Barkley, a 26-year-old single mother from Cleveland, Ohio, was nearly killed after getting hit by a car around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Police said that Ayana was run over while crossing the street after leaving Poochie’s Deli. The driver kept going and hasn’t been seen since, according to Fox8.
“That driver scraped the skin off of her body, broke every bone in her body from her pelvis to her toes, and to the point where she has holes in her head, to me you are a rotten individual,” Ayana’s father, Michael Barkley, said.
According to witnesses, the vehicle involved is a silver/gray Ford Explorer. Witnesses said that cars appeared to be chasing each other or racing, which the deli owner said that, that isn’t uncommon for that road.
Barkley said that his daughter is a proud mother and a hard worker and dedicated her life to helping people. She had dreams of becoming a trauma nurse on a medical helicopter and was supposed to start a new job as a trauma nurse assistant at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby on Monday. Ayana now is in a coma in the ICU at University Hospitals with dozens of broken bones.
“She faces possible amputation. She is fighting for her life. She is on life support,” her father said while fighting back tears.
“Now we don’t know what the future is. I’m trusting in God, but I don’t know what the future is,” Michael Barkley told Cleveland 19 News.
Barkley is now begging anyone to come forward who has information as to who plowed into his baby girl.
The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating the case but have not given a description of the suspect nor the car yet.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with Ayana’s medical bills.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call the Cleveland Police Department.