Hit-and-run gran ‘lost confidence’

Police on Squires Gate Lane on  March 14 after Maureen Langley (below) was hit by a BMW which fled the scene.
Police on Squires Gate Lane on March 14 after Maureen Langley (below) was hit by a BMW which fled the scene.

A daughter says her mother has lost all her confidence and will be forced to spend another three weeks in hospital recovering from a horror crash.

Maureen Langley, 63, suffered a broken ankle and badly injured leg when she crossed Squires Gate Lane, South Shore, on March 14.

Maureen Langley was hit by a BMW which fled the scene.

Maureen Langley was hit by a BMW which fled the scene.

Mrs Langley, a care assistant from Blackpool, is still in hospital after undergoing two operations to put six screws and two plates in her ankle.

Donna Langley, 33, Mrs Langley’s youngest daughter, said: “It’s awful and once she saw her leg she was heartbroken.

“In the early days it was covered up and she was still upbeat, but when she saw it she was very shocked because her leg has changed completely.

“It’s knocked her confidence and with all her skin being taken away it’s been awful.”

The family visit the grandmother in Royal Preston Hospital as much as they can, but Miss Langley says it has been a tough few weeks, especially as no-one has been arrested.

Mrs Langley added: “It’s horrible to think someone has done this and somebody needs to be caught.

“She was left in the road and I feel better I’ve still got my mum, but it’s going to be a long time before she can start to put weight on it.

“Her injuries are definitely life changing and we don’t know what mobility she is going to have.”

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How the story unfolded

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Maureen Langley was knocked over as she crossed Squires Gate Lane on March 14.
Police closed the road between the junction of Sandgate and St Annes Road for three hours.
Officers appeal for information and the driver of a white BMW to come forward.
The family then pleaded for the driver to hand themselves in.

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How you can help

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Call Lancashire police on 101, crimestoppers on 0800 55 111 or the Gazette on (01253) 361715.

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