Wife speaks out after husband hit by drunk driver - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Kenney

Wife speaks out after husband hit by drunk driver

Tra Norry is charged with driving drunk and driving over two innocent victims.

Now, for the first time, the wife of one of the victims talked about the crash and her husband's chances of survival.

Jamie Tyms said her husband's head is busted wide open. His left arm is shattered. Both legs are shattered. She worries he might have a stroke at any moment. All because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"He loves to make us laugh. He loves to share," Tyms said.

But you must rely on the picture. Joseph Tyms is in the hospital in very bad shape.
 
"I don't know how we're going to make it through this one. He's never going to be the same," Jamie Tyms said.

Jamie worries her husband may not survive the surgery on his carotid artery. If he does, doctors say he will likely never walk or work again.

"Took away really everything he had," Jamie Tyms said.

Tuesday night, Tyms was walking down the sidewalk on Dunlap Street when a car suddenly hit him.

It dragged Tyms some five hundred feet under the car. The car finally stopped in an open lot on Mosby Street with Tyms near death.

"He's a good person. He's a good person and this I just don't think this should've happened to him," Jamie Tyms said.

Police arrested the driver of the car, Tra Norry, and  charged with vehicular assault and D-U-I.

According to the Affadavit of Complaint from Dunlap Street, officers noted that Norry had bloodshot eyes, she smelled like alcohol, and when they gave her a test for her Blood Alcohol Content, she blew a .213. Well over twice the legal limit.

And yet Jamie says she harbors no ill will...

"I just hope that she gets help because she's taken my children's father," Jamie Tyms said.

The Tyms have two children. A 12-year-old and a 9-year-old.

Meanwhile, Jamie Tyms says her husband's friend Joseph Turner, the other man hit by the same car, was released from the hospital late yesterday.

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