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‘I hope driver has guilty conscience’

Maureen Langley, of Elaine Avenue in Marton, recovering at home after being knocked down on Squires Gate Lane.

Maureen Langley, of Elaine Avenue in Marton, recovering at home after being knocked down on Squires Gate Lane.

A pensioner who suffered horrific injuries when she was knocked over crossing the road says she is not the only one living with the scars of what happened.

Once an independent woman working 12-hour shifts at a care home, Mrs Langley, of Elaine Avenue in Marton, is now only able to walk as far as her local shop, and relies on her family to take her shopping since the hit and run on Squires Gate Lane on March 14, 2013.

The 65-year-old spent 12 weeks in Royal Preston Hospital recovering from her injuries - a broken ankle and badly injured leg - and now has one leg shorter than the other.

But the mum-of-three says the driver responsible - who has never been found - has to live with what he did.

She said: “There’s always something going on with the police, but I just hope whoever did this has got a guilty conscience.

“I know he is still out there.

“It does get to me, but I don’t think they will ever find him.

“It doesn’t seem like such a long time ago this happened because I’ve got the scars for life, and the surgeon said it won’t alter my leg, so I’ve just got to try and carry on.”

Mrs Langley was crossing the road when she was clipped by a car and injured.

She retired from her job as a care assistant at Rossendale Nursing Home, and admits she is seeing a psychologist to help her with the mental scars of the accident.

She added: “I’m a bit fed up because I can’t go out except for the shops, and by the time I get back I’m shattered.

“I was very fit and used to walk everywhere.

“I know I’ve got to get on, but I miss working.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

 
 
 

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