GRESHAM, Ore. - A hit and run crash in Gresham sent a pregnant woman to the hospital Thursday morning and nearly cost her baby’s life, according to the victim’s family.
Kayla Bunce said she was turning onto Southeast 242nd Avenue from Stark Street when an unidentified man on a motorcycle hit her car, denting the passenger’s side door. Bunce’s two young children were in the car but weren’t injured. Kayla was.
“My shoulder started hurting and my stomach,” said Bunce, who spent the next three days in the hospital.
Bunce, who was 23 weeks pregnant at the time, said doctors told her that her baby's placenta had partially torn from her uterus and that her pregnancy was now high risk. Bunce said doctors told her she couldn’t be on her feet for more than four hours a day until she gave birth.
“My life and my family's life and my baby's life, everything has changed now because of this,” she said.
Bunce said before the man on the motorcycle hit her, he hit someone else's car. Bunce’s husband Andrew, had been collecting video and pictures of the suspect from witnesses and posting it on social media.
“I've got everybody's eyes looking,” said Andrew Bunce. He hoped someone would recognize the suspect and do the right thing.
“He needs to come forward,” said Andrew Bunce. “Friends, family, someone knows where he is. Hiding him, that's not fair to us.”
The Bunces planned to name their baby, MacKenzie, and were praying that they’d get to meet her. That’s something Kayla Bunce wanted the suspect to know.
“It's not like they just dented my car and it's a $500 fix and we're good,” said Kayla Bunce. “This is potentially going to affect everything and I just have to sit and wait.”
Because of her medical restrictions, Kayla Bunce said she was unable to go back to work for now. Her husband was also staying home to help her. Because off that, they started a GoFundMeAccount to help offset the cost of medical bills.
If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call the Gresham Police tip line at (503) 618-2719.