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Omer Sella, 40, gave his harrowing account of being hit by a car and realizing his wife, Noga Sella, 37, had died after being struck by a car at Crown Court .
Canterbury.Nitesh Bissendary, 30, was allegedly under the influence of cocaine when his black Alfa Romeo hit the pavement in Leopold Street, Ramsgate, Kent, killing Cambridge scientist Noga Sella and her father, Professor Yoram Hirshfeld, 81 years.
Jurors in court gasped as security cameras showed the moment Bissendary’s black Alfa Romeo ran onto the pavement and rear-ended into pedestrians on Leopold Street.
Footage also showed the victims hugging and greeting two family members on Queen Street after their meal, just minutes before they were killed.
Jurors then viewed CCTV footage of Bissendary fleeing the scene on foot and contacting his father by phone as emergency services worked on nearby victims.
Ms Sella’s family previously revealed that she was five weeks pregnant when she was allegedly struck by Bissendary’s vehicle outside a parking lot in Ramsgate.
It was understood that Ms Sella’s father, Mr Hirshfeld, 81, a former mathematics professor at Tel Aviv University, was visiting her from Israel when the tragedy struck.
He went into cardiac arrest inside an ambulance and was pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m.
Police did not find any defects in the car that could have contributed to the accident, prosecutors said yesterday.
But a subsequent investigation revealed that fluid leaked from inside the mechanism, which Bissendary had allegedly been aware of for about six months.
Bissendary, of Highlands Glade in Manston, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by negligent driving, but denies the more serious charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
He also denies two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
However, he admitted to assault causing actual bodily harm, failure to provide a sample for testing, and possession with intent to supply cocaine, a Schedule A drug.
Bissendary argues that he crashed after a “momentary lapse of concentration to resolve a clutch problem,” defense attorney Suriner Singh Gohlan told the court earlier.
In an interview with police, Bissendary told officers that he “didn’t intentionally run people over, the car just swerved to the left.”
He claimed there was a problem with a wheel, before asking more questions.