Norfolk woman shares brutal details of hit and run: ‘I didn’t think I would make it’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Norfolk, Va. - Tiffany Jones showed NewsChannel 3 the scars left from the ten-hour surgery to fix her spine. She says it's a miracle she can even stand.

“I have two broken ribs and a broken spine,” Jones says. “I have a cage and a rod and some screws.”

In June, Norfolk police arrested Clarissa Harris. Detectives say she deliberately hit Jones with her truck. Drasean Edwards, a passenger, was also charged.

Jones says she was walking from the courthouse with her friend along Church Street near Brambleton when she says Harris drove up with Edwards in the passenger seat.

“The truck hit me here,” she says. “It pushed me. I tried to stay on my feet. I couldn`t` stay on my feet. I went underneath the truck.”

Jones says she was dragged for 50 feet underneath the truck.

Jones says she didn't even know Harris or Edwards. She says she had gotten into an argument with them a few minutes earlier inside the Norfolk courthouse. Jones says Harris didn't like the way she looked at her.

Monday, all three were back inside Norfolk District Court. A judge ordered Harris to have a mental evaluation before moving on with her case.

“Maybe she does need it,” Jones says. “Because if you can run over a person that you don`t know with a truck, maybe something is really wrong with you.”

Edwards, on the other hand, was arrested again for showing up late to court.

As for Jones, she will never fully recover, but says just being alive is more than enough.

“The only thing I want is justice, and if I get that then I’m fine.”


Norfolk hit and run victim has broken spine, cracked rib

Two charged for intentionally hitting woman with truck in Norfolk

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.