Hit-and-run victim seeks help; police work to find suspect
lohud.com | April 17, 2011 | By James O’Rourke
HILLCREST — Born with spinal muscular atrophy, Cynthia Gershanow had already become accustomed to life in a wheelchair. But since a hit-and-run driver stripped her of even her limited mobility, she has been forced to cope with a new lifestyle — one confined to a bed.
Nearly six months later, she’s still recovering from her injuries and hoping that police will be able to solve the case and make an arrest.
Gershanow was returning from the grocery store Oct. 28 when she attempted to enter the Eckerson Village apartment complex, her home since 1991, about 7:30 p.m.
It took only a moment. A car police believe may have been speeding hit her, catapulting both Gershanow and her motorized wheelchair across East Eckerson Road. The driver kept on without even stopping to see what had happened.
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