A gran has revealed the daily torment her family still endures – 16 months after her daughter and 18-month-old grandson died in a road accident.
Jackie and Jayden Bloomer were hit by a car which mounted the pavement on Water Street in Accrington town centre in February last year.
The 89-year-old driver also died.
Mrs Bloomer, 29, of Lime Road, was walking to collect her other son from school when the tragedy happened.
Young Jayden died hours after the crash.
Nursery nurse Mrs Bloomer fought for life for three days before losing her battle in hospital with her husband Chris by her side.
An inquest following the tragedy heard how Mr Wray suffered a heart attack at the wheel. Accidental death verdicts were recorded for all three.
Almost 17 months on from the February 9 tragedy Jackie’s mum Carol Hinett, said the pain of losing her daughter and grandson just goes on.
The 55-year-old, who is married to Leonard and lives on Hargreaves Road in Oswaldtwistle, said: “It’s going to take a hell of a lot longer to try and get over it.
“We know we are never going to be the same people as who we were. So we just try and get on day to day, even hour to hour.
“One minute you can be okay, the next, you can be in floods of tears. It’s very difficult to move on properly.”
Carol, who has worked at Wilkinsons in Accrington since it opened seven years ago, added: “It was only last Saturday that Len told someone who used to go to ju jitsu with Jackie more than 20 years ago, that she had died.
“I relive that day all the time and have had panic attacks. I never want to know what happened – imaging what did happen is enough.
“The last place I was with Jackie was in Asda and Matalan on the Tuesday before she died.
“I have never been in either since because I can’t face going back.
“We used to go all over together but you just find yourself doing things on your own.”
Following the tragedy the family called for a change in the law.
Jackie’s parents believed that the accident would have been avoided if older drivers were retested as frequently as once every two years.
Carol, who has a 32-year-old son, Daniel, said she has written to the Prime Minister and the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency regarding the issue.
She said she also put complaints in to Hyndburn council about the lack of barriers close to where the accident took place.