We rarely hear the accounts of people who have been hit by drivers who, due to their selfish attitudes, decide to flee from the police.
But one person who was hit by a disqualified driver moments after police called off a pursuit has bravely spoken about her ordeal (scroll down for video).
Highly-trained police drivers undergo intensive training before they are allowed to follow a vehicle that fails to stop for them.
But the drivers who flee from the police only care about themselves and do not care about the families of people who are travelling in their cars who also happen to get in their way.
Kerry’s four young children, then aged between one and 11 were also in the
Kerry was trapped in her Renault Scenic car injured and had to be cut free by emergency services.
Her three sons and daughter miraculously escaped serious injury.
Police had spotted the stolen vehicle in Walsall Road, Great Wryley and followed it.
The Fiesta drove through a police stinger patrol, but despite this, Johnson continued to drive towards Cannock at speed, failing to stop for officers who had put their blue lights and sirens on.
Police called off the pursuit for safety reasons, but Johnson continued to drive before colliding head-on with a Renault Scenic car on the opposite side of a dual carriageway.
“The day of the collision was just a normal day.
“I was with all four kids and we were driving home from a doctor’s appointment and laughing and
“The driver just carried on and crashed into me – I just remember the terrible noise and I heard screaming and realised it was me.
“I tried to check on the children, but I was trapped and the door wouldn’t open and the car was filing with smoke. When I tried to move I realised my hand was actually hanging off and I couldn’t use it.
“I told the older children to get out, I could feel blood on my face and my mouth and hair were full of glass.
“People came to help and the emergency services got the children out but I was trapped until they could free me.
“As I sat there I caught sight of the driver, who was just sat on the side of the road like he didn’t have a care in the world.”
Kerry was taken to hospital where she underwent surgery on her hand and stayed in for a week, she was also treated for bruising and cuts.
She had suffered multiple fractures to her hand and wrist and had to have a metal plate inserted which only gives her limited movement.
“Due to my injuries I can’t even do the simplest things, I can’t drive a normal car or lift and carry things. I was training to be a nurse but I won’t be able to do that now as I can’t give CPR.”
She added: “I got married five days before the collision and that day turned my world around.
“I have constant flashbacks in my head and of not being able to get to my children. My daughter told me that I shouted I love you to them all as he crashed into us.
“I don’t feel anything towards the driver, but this shows how one act of stupidity can ruin someone else’s life.”
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