Woman left with broken back after Burnley hit and run

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a car in Burnley last week.

Around 4pm on Thursday, December 13th, the woman had parked her car, a dark blue Volkswagen Sharan, in Laithe Street in Burnley to pick up her children from nursery. Just after she had helped the children into the car, she was hit by another vehicle travelling along Laithe Street from Springhill Street.

It is thought the lady was hit by the wing mirror of what has been described as a champagne coloured car, similar to a Jaguar, which did not stop at the scene. It is thought the driver of the car, who was a man, may have been elderly and had grey hair. Following the collision, the vehicle left Laithe Street and turned right towards Berry Street.

The woman was taken through to hospital where she is receiving treatment for a broken back and officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed what happened to come forward.

PC Michael Raw from Pennine Road Policing Unit said: “An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact Lancashire Police.

“I would also appeal directly to the driver of the car to come forward. If you recognise the description of the car and you were in the Laithe Street area at around 4pm last Thursday and you think this may have been you, please contact us.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20121213-1360.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111