Woman who almost lost her life speaks out after hit by car

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YORK, Pa. --  Cheyann Miller lost one of her legs and suffered brain damage after authorities said a man high on heroin hit her with his car in York. That man is now in York County Prison awaiting trial, and Miller is trying to heal physically and emotionally.

August 10 started as a normal day for 29-year-old Cheyann Miller. But it was a day that is now engrained forever in her memory.

It's the day Miller's life changed completely. She had just returned from the store to her home on Roosevelt Avenue in York. She went inside her home, came back out to get the items out of the trunk and was hit by a car. She was pinned between that car and her car.

"The way the vehicle was was me under my vehicle, the top half of me. The bottom half under his vehicle," Miller said.

Police said 26-year-old Tyler Connelly used heroin, drove on Roosevelt Avenue and then hit Miller.

"To drive and to do this to me, he changed my life forever," Miller said.

Her fiancé ran out of the house and told her not to look down.
She said, "When somebody tells you don't look down, you look down. And I did and I just see everything hanging, and just blood and everything. Like it was horrible."

Miller said she couldn't feel her legs and was taken to the hospital.

"After I got into the ambulance I did say to the EMT 'Do whatever you can to get me back to my baby boys,'" she said.

She was in a coma for days, and then slowly started to recover. One of her legs was infected.

"The infection set in and they had to take my right leg, and they wanted to take my left leg but my family said well let's just give it some more time and see what happens."

Miller's heart stopped beating temporarily, and she suffered brain damage. She wants Connelly not only to get jail time, but also to get help. The mother of two said Connelly didn't just hurt her physically and financially, he also changed her family that day.

Her son didn't recognize her when he went to visit her in the hospital.

"My sister she came down to help me and my family out because of all this and now he won't even kiss me and he goes to my sister and calls my sister mama and not me anymore," she said.

After she left the hospital, she went to rehab. She is now home, but still has nurses come by to help her. Now she wants to tell her story so it doesn't happen to another person.

"I could help stop people from wanting to pick up drugs and I could save lives. And that to me, that's important," she said.

To donate to Miller's GoFundMe, click here.