Sur­viv­ing hit and run is ‘Rosh Hashanah mir­a­cle’

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY DANIEL SUGARMAN

A JEWISH mother has ap­pealed for help in track­ing down a driver who left her daugh­ter in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion after a hit and run in­ci­dent.

Sa­man­tha Har­ris, 24, was left with a rup­tured spleen after be­ing struck at speed by a car while cross­ing the road in Hornsey, north Lon­don, last Fri­day night.

De­spite her se­vere in­juries she man­aged to walk to a nearby hostel, where the emer­gency ser­vices were called.

Her mother Lysa, de­scribed her es­cap­ing even more se­ri­ous in­juries as “a Rosh Hashanah mir­a­cle”.

Ms Har­ris said she had done “ev­ery­thing I can think of” to find the hit and run driver, who she de­scribed as a black male “driv­ing a black car”.

“Cy­cling groups are ask­ing peo­ple to come for­ward if they saw any­thing, be­cause a lot of cy­clists wear head-cams. Lo­cal garages where the ve­hi­cle could have be taken for re­pair have been asked to con­tact the po­lice.

“My faith is so strong for her. But we need to find this driver.”

A Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice spokesper­son said: “De­tec­tives from the Met’s Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to the col­li­sion to come for­ward.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice on 101 or tweet @MetCC.

In­for­ma­tion can also be re­ported anony­mously to Crime-stop­pers by call­ing 0800 555 111 or vis­it­ing www. crimestop­ Your Rights,

Mother pleads for help in track­ing down driver who left her daugh­ter for dead

Sa­man­tha Har­ris was left with a rup­tured spleen after be­ing hit by a speed­ing car

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