Mae Baham is in a coma and fighting for her life after recently pushing her 8-year-old granddaughter out of the path of a hit-and-run driver and taking the brunt of the impact, according to her family.
Police say the dark green or black Nissan Altima ran a red light and struck the victims around 5:30 a.m. last Wednesday.
Eight-year-old Emonie (Eh-MAH’-nee) Baham and other relatives say Mae Baham tried to push her out of the way and took the brunt of the impact.
Emonie tells KCBS-TV she flew over the car and then saw her grandmother lying in the street. Emonie says she called her grandmother’s name three times but she wouldn’t answer and her nose was bleeding.
The vehicle will likely have front-end damage and a possible broken windshield, police said. They are looking over surveillance video to find the driver.
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Inglewood Traffic Investigator Jeff LaGreek at (310) 412-5134 or the anonymous hot line at (888) 41-CRIME.
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