Native grandmother and granddaughter struck by a automotive speak about these moments and their restoration

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Local grandmother and granddaughter struck by a car talk about those moments and their recovery

Sandra Gorsop and her 5-year-old granddaughter Faith were taking the same walk they do often, when surveillance cameras captured a car drive through the Bridgeville crosswalk and strike them. Faith was knocked into the air before jumping up and running to her grandmother.”It was joy to see her stand up,” said Gorsop. “I can’t explain the overwhelming relief just knowing she was able to come to me, was just the greatest moment of my life.”Gorsop suffered bruises and said she is dealing with constant headaches. Faith’s mom, Cassandra Gorsop, says her daughter is struggling with memories and guilt. “She was talking to her doll and that’s how I found out she was blaming herself for it, which made me feel really really bad,” said Cassandra Gorsop. “I told her, ‘Honey it’s not your fault,’ and she’s like, ‘Mummy it is.'”Sandra and Cassandra Gorsop said they agreed not to have the driver charged criminally because they didn’t want to add to his pain, but they have now hired an attorney. They said they realize they need help healing.”When we saw the video we were horrified,” said attorney Ismail Yousef, an attorney with Romanow Law Group. “Just looking at the video, we’ve concluded that there is no way this driver was not distracted at the time he struck Sandra and little Faith.”Yousef said his office has filed a claim with demands to make his clients whole, but he said he cannot release the details of those demands. Yousef said if those demands are not met, they will likely file a lawsuit on the family’s behalf.”It’s been difficult,” said Sandra Gorsop. “I haven’t been able to do a whole lot and my head hurts a lot. It goes around and around.”Gorsop said, for now, she is focused on healing physically and helping Faith heal emotionally.

Sandra Gorsop and her 5-year-old granddaughter Faith were taking the same walk they do often, when surveillance cameras captured a car drive through the Bridgeville crosswalk and strike them. Faith was knocked into the air before jumping up and running to her grandmother.

“It was joy to see her stand up,” said Gorsop. “I can’t explain the overwhelming relief just knowing she was able to come to me, was just the greatest moment of my life.”

Gorsop suffered bruises and said she is dealing with constant headaches. Faith’s mom, Cassandra Gorsop, says her daughter is struggling with memories and guilt.

“She was talking to her doll and that’s how I found out she was blaming herself for it, which made me feel really really bad,” said Cassandra Gorsop. “I told her, ‘Honey it’s not your fault,’ and she’s like, ‘Mummy it is.'”

Sandra and Cassandra Gorsop said they agreed not to have the driver charged criminally because they didn’t want to add to his pain, but they have now hired an attorney. They said they realize they need help healing.

“When we saw the video we were horrified,” said attorney Ismail Yousef, an attorney with Romanow Law Group. “Just looking at the video, we’ve concluded that there is no way this driver was not distracted at the time he struck Sandra and little Faith.”

Yousef said his office has filed a claim with demands to make his clients whole, but he said he cannot release the details of those demands. Yousef said if those demands are not met, they will likely file a lawsuit on the family’s behalf.

“It’s been difficult,” said Sandra Gorsop. “I haven’t been able to do a whole lot and my head hurts a lot. It goes around and around.”

Gorsop said, for now, she is focused on healing physically and helping Faith heal emotionally.

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