Hit and run victim still unable to walk

The scene of the incident on Squires Gate Lane, South Shore.
The scene of the incident on Squires Gate Lane, South Shore.
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A pensioner who was knocked over and left in the road in a hit and run is still unable to walk more than seven weeks after being hospitalised.

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

She was initially taken to Royal Preston Hospital and later Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and is now in Bispham rehabilitation centre.

Donna Langley, 33, Mrs Langley’s youngest daughter, said: “She is getting there but she still can’t walk on her leg, she’s not allowed to walk on it.

“She can’t put any weight on it. All she can do is hop around.

“She’s not in a cast, she’s had a skin graft and it’s an open wound.”

Despite Mrs Langley having to undergo a number of operations since the horrifying incident, Miss Langley says her mother is still confident of walking again.

She added: “It’s going to be a long time before she can walk but she is still high spirited.

“They have still not found anyone, it’s sad.

“How can someone out there be living with this?

“There must be a reason they haven’t handed themselves in - maybe they had no insurance.

“It’s frustrating.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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