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Mobility scooter rider, 93, dies after crash

A man in his 90s has died following a crash between a mobility scooter and a car in Southampton.

The scooter, ridden by 93-year-old Jeffery Parkes, was going across the crossroads on Thomas Lewis Way and Horseshoe Bridge when it was in collision with an Audi.

Mr Parkes fell from the scooter and sustained a serious head and neck injury. He was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

The accident happened around 10.10am on Wednesday, September 23. Mr Parkes died in hospital five days later.

Mobility scooter stolen from charity volunteer worker

A charity volunteer on the Isle of Wight has had his mobility scooter stolen, prompting police to investigate.

The victim, who is in his 40s, travels to the British Heart Foundation store in Newport where he volunteers on his scooter, and parks it outside the building on Taylor Road.

The scooter was last seen on Thursday26th June at 11am. By 12pm the same day, it was gone.

The scooter is electric blue in colour with black seat cover, battery cover and foot rug.

Investigating officer PC Matt Wilford said, "Both the victim and his wife use the scooter, and have had to obtain alternative help just to get around as a result of this theft.”


Car crashes into mobility scooter in Kent

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.

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."

– PC Richard Cousins, Kent Police


Man attempts world record on scooter

Steve Tarrant meeting Lewis Hamilton Credit: TGA

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 appeal after mobility scooter collision

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a collision involving a pedestrian and a mobility scooter in Christchurch.

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.

– Jim Perks, Christchurch Police

CCTV released after mobility scooter collision

Police have released this CCTV after a collision involving a mobility scooter Credit: Dorset Police

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.