THE 69-YEAR-OLD chair of the Crossgates British Legion spent 10 days in hospital after being struck by a 4x4 car.

Sandra McDougall was hit by the vehicle in the club car park and suffered a broken hip and a shoulder injury, with the driver failing to stop.

She had stepped outside the legion on Main Street to check on workers at the nearby burn.

The slight 5ft pensioner said she was speaking to him just moments before the accident on Friday November 2 took place and doesn't think he knew that he had hit her.

“I had my back to the vehicle and I did not realise it was reversing towards me,” Sandra said.

“All of a sudden I was bowled over and fortunately he stopped and then drove off. I honestly don’t think he realised what had happened.”

Sandra, from the village’s Church Place, had been helping the man with a request beforehand.

She added: “It was on November 2 and he was after a poppy to put on his car but we did not have any and I suggested he tried the British Legion in Dunfermline.

“I had only gone down to the club to let the stock taker in when the man came in.

“He said he was from Aberdour and thanked me for trying to help him and then left.

"I went outside to see how the lads were doing with their work up at the burn and in the car park when the accident occurred.

"I cannot believe he knew that he hit me.

“I would like him to know what happened as to this minute he probably has no idea what occurred.

“If he reads this I hope that he can get in touch.”

She contacted the police but they have so far been unable to trace the driver.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Fife were called following a collision involving a car and pedestrian in Crossgates.

“The incident happened in the Main Street area at around 3.10pm on Friday November 2.

“A 69-year-old woman was taken to the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, with serious injuries.

“Officers are keen to trace the driver of a blue 4x4 style vehicle that they believe inadvertently left the scene after the collision.

“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Fife’s Road Policing Unit via 101, quoting incident number 2361 of 2 November.”