THE family of a pensioner killed in a collision with a bus have slammed the "light sentence'' imposed on the driver.
Joyce Rigby died last October after she was knocked down by a bus at the Peel Street station.
And following the trial of driver Roy Harris, which saw him receive a one-year ban and a £400 fine, her sons Mark, Anthony and Jason said they were extremely disappointed.
Anthony, 36, of Dale Street, Oswaldtwistle, said: "We are not happy with the verdict as we were expecting a prison sentence would be involved. What's more, we don't feel that the driver has shown any remorse to us personally."
Blasting the legal system in general, he added: "We were very disappointed at how long the case took to come to court. To our minds, it all dragged on far too long and it could have been dealt with much more quickly."
The brothers described their mother as a fun-loving woman who had many friends.
Mark, 32, of Belfield Road, Accrington, said: "She was very outgoing and active for her age. She loved shopping and was a keen church-goer. She had many friends and was always cooking on behalf of the church."
Jason, 34, of Heys Lane, Oswaldtwistle, said: "We miss her very much and hope the council can do something to improve the bus station so this doesn't happen again."
Sergeant Stuart Isherwood, of Accrington's road policing unit, said: "It was a tragic accident and no sentence could reflect the severity of what happened.
"Mrs Rigby was a well-liked and respected member of the community and we have had a family liaison officer working with the family while all this has been going on to explain the proceedings as they went along."