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'My son will never be the same': Mother vows to find Christmas hit-and-run driver

PUBLISHED: 17:30 11 January 2016

Sharon Bixby with her son JJ Armstrong, who was left in a coma after being hit by a car

Sharon Bixby with her son JJ Armstrong, who was left in a coma after being hit by a car

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The mother of a young man still fighting for his life, over two weeks after being mowed down in a hit-and-run on Christmas Day, has vowed to trace the callous driver.

Sharon Bixby has shared a harrowing picture of her son JJ Armstrong, 24, who is still in intensive care after being run over at the junction of Seven Sisters Amhurst Park at around 7pm on December 25, as he was making his way to celebrate with family and friends.

The driver of the light coloured car did not stop and continued travelling eastbound towards Tottenham.

JJ’s condition was life-threatening but he made it through an initial operation and had been in a half coma ever since. But on Sunday night his condition deteriorated, and he had to undergo an emergency operation to deal with a brain infection when his pulse and temperature rocketed.

Sharon told the Gazette: “It’s day by day, doctors can’t tell me anything, he has proved them wrong every step of the way, they didn’t think he would survive the air ambulance or the eight hour operation but he’s fighting every step of the way.

“So many people have told me stories about JJ telling me his heart is so big, which I knew before.”

Sharon, who lives in Manor House, continued: “The driver needs to know how many families’ lives they have hurt.

“I’m angry, I’m burnt, I look at my son’s eyes every day, he’s distressed, he doesn’t know where he is, he’s had a big brain damage, he has had two bleeds on either side of his head, let alone all the other injuries they have to sort out, but I look at him and think, if you want to keep running, keep running but you will be caught.

“I won’t give up to find justice, because my son will never be the same.

“I’m in a tunnel trying to get everyone to notice what’s happened.”

DS Chris Osbourne from the roads and transport policing command said: “We are studying CCTV footage and carrying out all appropriate checks on the car seen to be involved.

“I am confident we will trace the driver but would urge them to contact police right away regarding this incident.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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