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'Why did this occur?': Mom of lady killed in hit and run is on the lookout for solutions

“Please flip your self in. That is any individual’s mom, any individual’s daughter, somebody’s niece”

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Mary Gibot was on the brink of go decide up her granddaughter from a Halloween occasion at college when she received a knock on the door no mom ever needs to reply.
Fort Chipewyan RCMP officers had been on the opposite aspect of the door and gave her the devastating information that her daughter, Clarissa Gibot, had been killed. The 31-year-old mom of two was the sufferer of final week’s hit-and-run collision alongside Victoria Path in Edmonton close to the Yellowhead Path overpass.

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I believed they had been telling me some type of merciless joke. It’s like a nightmare that I can’t appear to get up from,” stated Mary Gibot, from her dwelling in Fort Chipewyan. “To be trustworthy, I’m in all probability nonetheless in shock as a result of I actually can’t imagine she’s gone. I can’t imagine somebody left her on the street like that.

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“You simply hit somebody. Don’t you will have a conscience? How can somebody sleep at night time, figuring out they killed somebody. There are such a lot of questions … why did this occur?”

Gibot stated her daughter had moved to Edmonton a few years in the past and had gone down a path fighting habit however was turning her life round. She was simply days away from shifting into her personal place, and he or she was working in the direction of finishing her schooling. 

Gibot was serving to elevate her daughter’s eight-year-old daughter and having to share the information about her mom’s dying was devastating.

“To inform her that her mommy wasn’t going to come back again. It was very troublesome to listen to her crying, asking for her mommy. Asking why any individual would hit her. I had nothing I might say to make her really feel higher,” stated Gibot. “I couldn’t deliver my daughter again for her. It’s so arduous as a result of she’s asking for her mommy and I can’t do a rattling factor.”

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Gibot describes her daughter as a really caring one that would give the shirt off her again to assist somebody in the event that they wanted it extra and her two kids and her household meant every part to her.

Her daughter’s household was completely happy to see her beginning to straighten her life round. She had goals of at some point pursuing a profession in nursing as a result of she cherished to assist individuals a lot.

Now these goals are gone.

“She was so happy with the place her life was headed. I had simply talked to her on the Wednesday and Thursday earlier than the accident. She was so completely happy,” stated Gibot.

She cherished her youngsters with all her coronary heart. She by no means hung up with out telling us she cherished us. She knew how a lot we cherished her. Now we received’t get these calls anymore, nor will we see her once more. All as a result of somebody was rushing and hit her.

Please flip your self in’

Clarissa Gibot was strolling westbound throughout the northbound lanes of Victoria Path in opposition to the sunshine close to the Yellowhead overpass at 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 when she was struck and killed by a blue minivan.

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The motive force did not cease on the scene, police stated, and sped away heading northbound on Victoria Path. Based on police the 2009 Volkswagen Routan that hit Gibot was reported stolen the day after the collision. Police discovered the car later that night broken within the space of 62 Avenue and 148 Avenue and have but to make any arrests.

Mary Gibot is pleading to anybody with any data to come back ahead and converse to the police to assist resolve her daughter’s case.

“There have been individuals (bystanders) that attempted to assist her. I simply need to inform them thanks for attempting to avoid wasting my woman. I actually appreciated it,” stated Gibot.

She additionally has a message for the driving force of the car.

“Please flip your self in. Why did you do that? Why did you allow her there? She’s human. If you happen to hit an animal or a canine or one thing, you cease to see if they’re OK. That is any individual’s mom, any individual’s daughter, somebody’s niece,” stated Gibot.

“Household is every part to us, they usually tore a part of my household aside.”

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