The wife of one of the victims pinned beneath a car in the north-end Halifax crash earlier this week says they aren’t looking to blame anyone, they just want to know what happened.
“Both of us don’t need anybody to blame,” said Ursula Johnson, who is married to Angella Parsons. “I know she would want me to say that she doesn’t want somebody to blame.”
Investigators said a vehicle was pushed up onto a sidewalk and hit two pedestrians at the corner of Agricola and North streets on Wednesday.
According to witnesses, one woman went flying but Parsons was caught and pinned between the car and a pole.
Parsons, a 36-year-old artist, was in surgery on Friday.
“It’s going to be difficult, in regards to a full recovery. We don’t know what's going to happen,” said Johnson.
Johnson said the magnitude of the crash is still sinking in two days later.
“As I was combing out her hair and removing these down feathers from her hair that is all matted I was coming across shards of mirror and glass that were in her scalp and I was like, ‘There's something in there, what is that?’ I’d take it out and she's like, ‘What is it?’ and I said, “There was a piece of rear view mirror that's in your scalp,’” said Johnson.
“It stays with you and it makes you realize how intense this is and speaks to some of the difficulty we're going to experience as we move through this.”
Johnson said the couple wants to move towards closure, something that won't happen until they have answers about why the accident happened.
Police initially released a statement saying they were looking for a white SUV that fled the scene. On Friday afternoon, they found the vehicle and the driver. They no longer believe either had anything to do with the collision.
But since they were present at the time, the vehicle and driver are still part of the investigation.
It’s still unclear why the two other cars collided.