Shocking CCTV footage has captured the moment a reckless driver ploughed into a mum as she was crossing the road with her 13-month-old baby in a pram.
Rajdeep Kaur, aged 37, was seen pushing her toddle in a pram on North Hyde Lane, Hounslow at 12.25pm on February 3. But as she crossed the street, a silver BMW overtook the line of traffic and drove down the wrong side of the road towards her.
The driver hit her and only narrowly missed the pram as the mum was thrown several feet in the air. Emergency services were called and Mrs Kaur was taken to hospital with life-altering injuries to her leg and pelvis.
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Her daughter was left in the pram, which remained in the road with the potential of being struck by further vehicles but was luckily unhurt, MyLondon reports.
Mrs Kaur remained in hospital for several months and miraculously survived. However, she has been left with extremely limited mobility and is now unable to care independently for her daughter. She is now able to walk a few steps with the aid of a walking frame, but will never make a full recovery from her injuries.
The driver of the silver BMW X5 didn't stop at the scene, and police still have not been able to find them, nor have they come forward. Reports say the number plate of the vehicle was found to have been cloned.
However, detectives believe the driver was local to the Hounslow area, so are continuing their appeal for information about the incident. The independent watchdog Crimestoppers is offering £5,000 to anyone who has any information about the crash.
Detective Constable Davina Nash, who has been leading the investigation, said: “This is a very distressing case. Mrs Kaur thankfully survived but has sustained injuries that will change her life forever. It was only fortunate that her 13-month-old daughter was not hurt too.
“Crimestoppers – who are independent of the police – are now offering a reward for information and we are hopeful this will encourage someone to come forward. We believe the driver of the BMW is local to the Hounslow area and so someone will know who he or she is.
"If you have information about the driver or anything else that could secure justice for the victim, the charity Crimestoppers guarantee you will stay completely anonymous. They are available on the phone or via their website 24/7, 365 days a year.”
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Alexa Loukas, London Regional Manager at charity Crimestoppers, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Mrs Kaur, a mother whose life will never be the same again due to her injuries. You may have heard something about the vehicle or driver involved but for whatever reason you haven’t yet shared what you know. We’re appealing directly to members of the community across Hounslow.
"If you have any information about this tragedy you can speak up and tell our charity what you know. Lots of people mistakenly think we are part of the police. We are completely independent and will never judge or ask for any of your personal details. What you tell us could help find some kind of justice for Mrs Kaur and her family and help make our streets safer for everyone.”
To be eligible for the reward or to ensure you stay completely anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at the Crimestoppers website (Crimestoppers-uk.org) or call the charity’s UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.
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