first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “I am not going to let them see mummy’s weak. Mummy’s too strong. I’m a fighter.”Ms Higgins’ appeal will air on Monday 9pm on BBC One. A mother left paralysed from the waist down after a hit-and-run collision has said she wanted “to die there and then”.Chanelle Higgins was on a night out in West Norwood, south-east London, when a car mounted the pavement, struck her and a friend, and drove away, police said.Ms Higgins, who now uses a wheelchair and has limited upper-body movement, will appeal for information on BBC’s Crimewatch on Monday.She told the show: “The last thing I remember was going in the ambulance and screaming about my legs hurting, my legs hurting and trying to reach for my legs and then blacking out and waking up in a hospital bed with all tubes in my mouth my neck my nose.”And they told me that I was paralysed and I had very limited use to my hands – it was just horrible.”If I’m honest I just wanted to die there and then.”The programme will focus on the consequences of road crime, after the law was toughened for using a mobile phone while driving.Last week, penalties and fines for offenders were doubled to six points and £200 respectively.New drivers now face losing their licence the first time they are caught using a phone behind the wheel illegally.Following Ms Higgins’ accident in May 2016, she told the Press Association that her children are her motivation.She said: “If I didn’t have kids I would have given up because it was so hard, so painful.”I still do try my hardest with the kids because I am not going to give up.last_img