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Ridgeville couple’s daughter: ‘I do believe in forgiving’

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By Nikki Gaskins
ngaskins@abcnews4.com

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — For the first time, the daughter of the Ridgeville couple critically injured in a crash caused by two bank robbery suspects talks about her parents grueling recovery.

Investigators say Tyrone Ellison and Ronald Lance were in the car that crashed into Lois and Julius Campbell. The couple was only five minutes from their home after making a short trip to the store.

Investigators say Ellison and Lance, along with another man, robbed a North Charleston bank last week before leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with the two men hitting the couple with their car.

"The impact was on my father's side of the vehicle," said Sabrina Cobin, the couple's oldest child.

Police say the suspects fled the scene, resulting in a man hunt but were caught the next morning.

"I am a Christian, so I do believe in forgiving--but justice has to be served," Cobin said.

Cobin says her mother was thrown from the vehicle.

"Up until yesterday (Tuesday), my mom didn't even know what happened. I was the one she asked and I kind of lost it when she asked me because it was hard," said Cobin, fighting back tears. "My mom just got out of ICU."

Cobin says Julius Campbell, however, is still there.

"I don't think he knows what really happened yet. It's hard to see him lying there, you know, not being able to talk or say anything because he's always working and going — and my mom is the same way," said Cobin.

For the last 20 years, Lois Campbell worked in maintenance at Beech Hill Elementary. Her husband has worked as a cook at Oscar's Restaurant in Summerville for more than two decades.

"They love to help people. I mean, they would give you the shirts off of their backs, literally. Anything they can do, they would do it," said Cobin.

The couple married more than 20 years ago and has been inseparable ever since. Cobin says the crash has altered her family's life forever.

"We will make sure they are taken care of," said Cobin. "Julius has all the left side of his ribs broken, a punctured lung and the list goes on. My mom has a lower back fracture."

Through the hardship Cobin says the support from the community, even from complete strangers, has been quite a surprise.

"It's a blessing. I just thank everyone for their love and support. It makes us feel so good that we have that," said Cobin.

A website has been set up to help pay for the couple's medical costs. To contribute, please click here.

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