National Witness Appeal on BBC's Crime Watch for Chanelle Higgins

Chanelle Higgins

On 29 May 2016, Chanelle Higgins was out with a friend in West Norwood, south-east London, when a grey BMW drove along the pavement, struck Chanelle and her friend and then drove away.

Chanelle sustained a spinal cord injury in the accident and now uses a wheelchair and has limited upper-body movement.

On 6 March 2017, her case was featured on the BBC's Crime Watch programme, when she gave an emotional interview about the collision and the devastating effects of her spinal cord injury, describing the driver as 'pure evil', and appealed for anyone with information to contact the police.

Damian Horan, Legal Director at Aspire Law – who is representing Chanelle Higgins, said:

“Even in cases where the legal obligation can seem straightforward, there is a very high burden of proof to achieve in order to get proper justice.

As can be seen in Chanelle’s case, a spinal cord injury can devastate someone’s life and put a significant emotional and financial burden on their family and friends.

As a result, we need to gather as much evidence as possible – about the accidents themselves and also about the way it has changed the victims’ lives and the support they will require in the future. We encourage anyone who has information about Chanelle’s accident to contact us.”

Read the full story on the BBC.

Aspire Law

Aspire law offer a fair and genuine legal service. We always begin by discussing you, your case and your life before and after a spinal injury. This is because we understand the intricacies and incredibly personal nature of your injury. We have supported Chanelle Higgins through this process.