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12 January 2017, 14:53
Karen breaks down as she tells Shelagh how a hit-and-run car crash that wasn't her fault has changed her life - and why she's angry at how the police handled it.
Karen is petrified to even get in a car, describing the accident as "absolutely traumatic".
She down when she talked to Shelagh about its impact on her.
How A Hit-And-Run Driver Ruined My Life
Karen in Bracknell breaks down as she tells Shelagh how a hit-and-run car crash that wasn't her fault has changed her life - and why she's so angry at how the police handled it.
A driver doing 60mph hit the back of Karen's car when she was stopped in traffic on the A40. The consequences, Karen says, "changed my world".
She's been deeply upset by how the police have not pursued the incident as a crime because the lack of life-threatening incidents meant all the driver would get would be three points on his license.
"But these injuries were life-changing! I haven't driven since that incident...he was driving dangerously.
"By the grace of God, I was behind a lorry. By the grace of God, I didn't go into that lorry.
"It's been nothing short of horrendous...it's the worst thing we've ever gone through."