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Norfolk hit and run victim has broken spine, cracked rib

Posted at 7:41 PM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-25 06:42:39-04

Norfolk, Va. - A week after being hit by a car, the victim is finally being released from the hospital.

Her recovery is far from over, though.

Wednesday, NewsChannel 3 learned just how severe her injuries are.

As a result of the crash she has a broken spine, cracked rib and numerous scrapes.

They're injuries that police say were caused by Clarissa Harris, when she deliberately ran over the victim with her truck.

It happened around 10 a.m. on June 17 at the intersection of Church St. and Brambleton Ave.

Police say Harris and the victim did not know each other.  They had gotten into an argument earlier in the day at the Norfolk Courthouse, according to a search warrant.  It's still unknown what that argument was about.

About an hour later, police say the victim was walking down the road when Harris pulled up in a truck with a man named Drasean Edwards in the passenger seat.

The search warrant goes on to say that Harris tried to mace the victim, then backed her truck up, drove over the curb and sped towards the victim, hitting her as she tried to run away.

The victim was knocked to the ground and dragged across the grass and onto the sidewalk.

Police arrested Harris and Edwards a short time later.

According to a Checklist for Bail Determinations filed in court, at one point Harris stated to a detective: "I'll hit you at 60 miles an hour in my gold Camry like I did that lady."

Harris and Edwards are being held in jail without bond.

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Two charged for intentionally hitting woman with truck in Norfolk