A grandmother who was hit by a car as she crossed a Blackpool road, leaving her with horrific injuries, today said she fears she will never work again.
Maureen Langley, 64, of Elaine Street, Marton, was struck by a car on Squires Gate Lane in March after shopping at Morrisons in South Shore and spent 12 weeks in hospital recovering from the incident.
She is making slow progress and has only recently managed to make small steps. However, the mum-of-two is housebound for most of the week and only leaves the home when her friends or daughters are able to take her out.
Maureen, who worked in a nursing home, said: “I’m getting there, I’m still sore and still on crutches but I’m walking a little bit at a time.
“It’s still very raw and I’ve never been back to Morrisons where it happened.
“I don’t like being around cars because I get frightened and if I’m going to the shops and see cars I move away from them because I’m scared and I think I always will be.
“Over time I suppose it will get easier but it’s still raw and I think about what happened all the time.
“People don’t understand me because sometimes I’ll go very quiet and I feel as though there’s a lot landing on my family to help me.”
Police appealed for information both on the Fylde coast and nationally through the BBC’s Crimewatch programme, but nobody has ever been held responsible for the incident.
And Mrs Langley says her ordeal would be made easier if the driver was brought to justice. She added: “I will never work properly again and feel like one leg is shorter than the other.
“I would feel better if someone was caught because I was left on the road and it was horrific.”
PC Adam Lloyd said: “For the family’s sake and for some closure for them, if anyone has any information about the collision or perhaps the person responsible, then please pass that on to us by calling 101.”