A 84 year old man from Whitfield, near Dover, is appealing for drivers to take more care with vulnerable road users. Bob Horn was knocked off his mobility scooter in a country lane and left for dead. Andrea Thomas reports.
A car collided with a mobility scooter in Kent which knocked the 84-year-old rider into the road.
The crash happened on Saturday 28th December at 10.12am on Sandwich Road in Whitfield.
A grey Ford hit the mobility scooter and the rider was treated at the scene with minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the crash should call 101.
– PC Richard Cousins, Kent Police
The driver of the Ford would have known they had collided with the mobility scooter but did not stop to check the elderly man was ok. We also believe another vehicle may have driven past immediately after the incident, and again did not stop to see if the rider was ok."
An investigation is underway into the death of an 82-year-old man whose mobility scooter fell from a walkway while he was riding it. He dropped 12 feet after falling through a glass wall in Fareham on Thursday 20 September at around three o'clock in the afternoon.
The man had just paid a visit to Fareham Health Centre on Osborn Road.
A disabled man from Poole is to attempt a world record on his mobility scooter.
Steve Tarrant, seen here with racing hero Lewis Hamilton, aims to travel the furthest distance ever in 24 hours on his scooter.
The 51 year old motorsport marshal survived a near fatal crash at Goodwood in 2000, losing a leg above the knee and suffering multiple injuries when an F1 racing car collided with him at 100mph.
He still marshals at around 30 to 40 events per year, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Mr Tarrant said: “I have always had a steely determination and thrive on a challenge, I am so up for this!
"The Speedway Ring at Peterborough Arena is the perfect setting and I have calculated that around 750 laps are required to beat the record, a very tall order – but I am ready for anything."
Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a collision involving a pedestrian and a mobility scooter in Christchurch.
– Jim Perks, Christchurch Police
The rider of the scooter did not stop and continued toward Sopers Lane. Following further enquiries, I am now able to release a CCTV image of a lady that we would like to speak with. The picture shows a white woman, about 50-years-old, with long blonde hair, of stocky build, wearing a light coloured jacket. It may be that this lady can help me with my investigation.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a pedestrian and a mobility scooter in Christchurch. It happened at about 1.50pm on Monday 30 April 2012 on the High Street outside the Zoo jewellery store. A 63-year-old woman sustained minor injuries to her head and legs.