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CBS2 Exclusive: Husband Pleads For Surrender In UWS Hit-And-Run That Nearly Killed Wife

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A husband was pleading Wednesday night, for help to catch the hit-and-run truck driver who hit his wife and son as they walked to the boy's pre-school on the Upper West Side.

CBS2's Dave Carlin talked exclusively with Aldo Lombardi Wednesday night, the tenth night in the hospital for Lombardi's wife, Wendy Ruther.

"She recalls feeling the three wheels of the truck going over her," said the woman's husband, Aldo Lombardi.

CBS2 Exclusive: Husband Pleads For Surrender In UWS Hit-And-Run That Nearly Killed Wife

The hit-and-run accident, steps away from Lincoln Center, a week ago Monday nearly killed her.

"She still cannot believe she is alive," Aldo Lombardi said.

Wendy Lombardi has a crushed leg, a fractured pelvis, and a deep gash near her eye. The injuries came as she managed to save the life of her 3-year-old son Justin.

"He recalls being hit by a big wheel," Aldo Lombardi said. "Wendy managed to push him off of danger."

The mother and son were walking along 65th Street next to Lincoln Center on the morning of Monday, Dec. 1, and came up to the intersection with Broadway. They had the walk sign, she told her husband.

As they crossed the street, the truck rounded the corner and struck them, police said.

Ruther described the truck as having silver and green on it.

Aldo Lombardi was told that the Lincoln Center security cameras at the scene were pointing the wrong way. It seems no one got a close look at the driver who took off.

"I would ask him to come forward," Aldo Lombardi said. "I would like him not to be on the streets."

Doctors expect Wendy will need at least 3 months of rehabilitation when she gets out of the hospital, which may not happen for several weeks.

This family prays for the case to be solved, hoping to be home, together again before the holidays are over.

Neighbors know the area where the hit-and-run happened as the "bow tie." The city ranks it in the top 5 percent of intersections with the most injuries and fatalities.

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