TWO young mothers who were mown down by a hit-and-run driver in Farnborough have been reliving their horrific ordeal.

Speaking from their hospital beds, Katie Day and Zoe Baxter say they will never come to terms with their experience until the man or woman responsible is caught.

The two friends were knocked down shortly before 8pm on Sunday as they crossed Fernhill Road on their way home from the local shops.

The pair, who both live in Perring Avenue, were knocked flying as they stepped from a kerb close to the junction with Chapel Lane.

Zoe, 27, fractured her right leg and left ankle as she was thrown into the air. She underwent two operations at Frimley Park Hospital.

Pal Katie, 22, suffered a broken nose and a deep gash to her right leg. She also needed an operation.

Witnesses say they were hit by a red Peugeot but the women admit they didn't even see the car coming.

Police are still trying to trace the driver, who failed to stop.

Katie was knocked unconscious by the impact and neither woman remembers the collision itself.

"We can remember waiting at the kerb and some sort of white car going past us," said Katie.

"The road was so quiet at that time of night and we waited before going across.

"We cross that road twice a day. There's our post office there, our local shop and the park behind is where we take our children.

"We are so lucky our children weren't with us."

Zoe said: "The first thing I remember is being upside down.

"I just grabbed hold of my head to protect it and hoped for the best. I didn't realise what was going on.

"I bounced on the floor and seemed to land back on my feet. I stood up but I could hardly move.

"A woman helped me to sit down and she let me use her phone so I could call the hospital. My main concern was Katie," she added.

Both women are furious that the driver didn't stop and say they will be helping one another come to terms with what happened.

"It's going to take us a long time but at least we can do it together," said Katie.

"But I don't think we will get any proper rest until this person is caught.

"He could be laughing about it, even though he nearly destroyed our lives."

"We are just so thankful the kids weren't with us. It could have been so much worse."

Police have already found the car they believe was involved in the collision.

The red Peugeot 405 was found in Pennine Way, Farnborough, at around 10.30am on Tuesday.

However, attempts to find the driver have so far proved difficult.

Sgt Steve Wakeford, of Farnborough police, said: "We have been inundated by calls from members of the public who have their own suggestions, which is really good, and each of those suggestions will be followed up.

"But the car itself isn't registered to any particular person and that is one of the problems we are facing."

However, forensic teams are searching the car for evidence to link the vehicle to those names suggested.

They are expected to report their findings very soon.