Hit-and-run victim Sarah Cameron faces a lengthy recovery says her mum – who has appealed for help bringing the culprits to justice.
Sarah, a third-year law student at Sheffield Hallam University, broke her left leg, right hand, pelvis, collarbone, shoulder and vertebrae in her neck, as well as suffering widespread bruising in Wednesday’s collision on Ecclesall Road, close to her flat.
Her mum Rachael, aged 48, who witnessed the crash alongside two of Sarah’s flatmates, said: “There aren’t many bones in her body that aren’t broken. It’s going to be a good six months before she’s back to normal.
“I saw the whole thing, I couldn’t believe somebody could survive. They must have been doing a minimum of 60mph. She jumped out of the way of the first car and into the path of the second. They were just two crazy boy racers.
“They’re a menace and they need to get off the road before they kill somebody.
“She remembers being on the bonnet and then making sure she fell the right way. She wrapped herself up and got into the foetal position.”
Sarah, 21, is a former junior European champion gymnast and silver medallist at the sport’s Junior World Cup.
Rachael said: “The gymnastics saved her. She’s got really good reflexes.”
The collision happened as Sarah and her mum returned from Meadowhall shopping centre.
Rachael said: “It was her birthday the day before. We had tea at Meadowhall and were going back to open her presents.”
They parked at Marks & Spencer before using the crossing opposite the store when the crash happened at 10pm. Both cars sped off.
Rachael said: “Sarah crossed in front of me and this car came out of nowhere.” Sarah, from Ossett, Wakefield, was due to sit her final exam later this month, but now faces the prospect of graduating without her friends.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101.