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Shop Assistant, 21, Killed Pensioner, 73, In Hit And Run Smash While High On Cannabis – Before Ploughing Car Into Ditch

A shop assistant who was smoking marijuana killed a pensioner who was crossing the road in a hit-and-run.

Hivda Altuntop, 21, fled the scene quickly and Penelope Coggan, 73, was thrown 20 yards in the collision.

Hivda Altuntop keeps driving after hitting Penelope Coggan who was crossing the roadCredit: Facebook

CCTV footage showed her traveling at speeds of up to 38mph within the 30mph limit and without braking.

Altuntop, from Dovercourt, Essexthen crashed her vauxhall Astra fell into a ditch half a mile away where she was arrested by police, Chelmsford Crown court hear.

Mrs Cogan’s GP son Michael, who works at a nearby surgical hospital, came to perform CPR It’s a pity I couldn’t save her.

Altuntop was hit by a man on his drive home from Colchester, a court heard marijuana Dealers are using country roads to avoid getting caught.

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After the accident, the Altuntop continued driving with its smashed windshield, reaching 50 mph before crashing into a ditch.

She told witnesses to “get the fuck off” when they saw her climb out of the car window and go to help.

Altuntop denies causing death by dangerous driving caused by insanity, says she suffers from paranoia schizophrenia then.

However, following her trial yesterday, she was found guilty by an 11-1 majority on each count of multiple offences, including an incident last month.

She was found guilty of two counts of aggravated carjacking, two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of knife possession, possession of marijuana, assaulting emergency personnel and dangerous driving occasioning death.

Prosecutor Caroline Gardner said: “Mrs Cogan’s son ran from the operating theater and underwent CPR but nothing could have saved her life.

“She died from the catastrophic injuries she suffered at the scene.”

Many motorists saw Altuntop driving dangerously on both legs of her journey, with one having to give way as she drove toward him and another being overtaken on a blinding hilltop.

A police officer also saw her force other vehicles to swerve away, but lost sight of her when he turned to his marker police The car goes around.

He later gets a call to attend a car accident Altuntop leaves behind her.

Altuntop was taken to hospital with minor injuries, where she laughed uncontrollably and said she was hungry.

She was later taken to a police station where tests showed marijuana in her system, which she admitted to smoking.

During the trial, three psychiatrists gave evidence – two for the defense and one for the prosecution.

While all three agreed that Altuntop suffered from undiagnosed schizophrenia at the time of the accident, prosecution experts said that did not mean she was unaware of the consequences and seriousness of her actions.

She was also found guilty by a majority of aggravated driving, dangerous driving, assaulting a police officer and possessing a knife-edged object following an incident last month.

That time she again took her mother’s car without her consent and drove it dangerously in Colchester, Londononce crashed into a lorry.

Afterwards, Mrs Kogan’s widower Richard described her as “a delightful person and mother, always happy, selfless, charming, thoughtful and down to earth”.

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He added: “Penny was a very special lady who is missed by all of us and our friends.”

Altuntop will be sentenced next month.

Penelope Coggan is thrown 20 yards in hit-and-run smash


Penelope Coggan is thrown 20 yards in hit-and-run smashImage credit: Essex Police

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