A Leighton mum-of-two, who suffered catastrophic injuries when she acted as a Good Samaritan, has talked for the first time about the accident that claimed her leg.
Keely Adams, 47, has spent the last 11 weeks fighting for her life.
Even now she endures terrible pain and struggles to come to terms with what happened to her when she and her partner, Matthew Shaw, went to the aid of a couple trapped in a crashed car in Stanbridge Road.
But she has spoken out in the hope that someone will come forward to identify the driver of the 18-ton Scania HGV that ran over her leg as she tried to flee the carriageway. The lorry driver, a lone man, failed to stop and hasn’t been traced.
The accident happened just after midnight on November 23, on the bend in the road close to Leighton Rugby Club’s ground at Wright’s Meadow.
Keely, of Brookside Walk, was with Matt in a taxi returning from a night out when they saw an upturned Peugeot in the middle of the road and went to offer help to a young couple trapped inside.
Moments later Keely was forced to run for her life as a lorry bore down on her. It went over her right leg and drove on.
Keely is presently confined to a wheelchair but hopes to eventually have a prosthetic limb fitted. In the mean time she is virtually housebound, too traumatised to go out, and in constant pain.
“I know that somewhere out there is a lorry driver who must know what he’d did. That person has to live with what he’s done to me. I know that I couldn’t live with that guilt.
“Perhaps he didn’t know that he’d hit someone but he should have stopped at the accident.”
Anyone with information about the accident or the lorry driver should contact PC John Speers of the Beds roads policing unit on the 101 non-emergency number.
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