July 2019 Plymouth
Olive Harris, 87, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries after being knocked down by a mobility scooter when the driver ‘was not paying attention’. She was expected to be in hospital for more than a month.
July 2018 Crawley
An 80-year old scooter driver suffered severe injuries when in collision with a car in Southgate Avenue near the junction with Hawth Avenue, Crawley and was taken to hospital
When crossing the road, you should:-
Plan your journey so that, if you can, you use Zebra crossings or, better, Pelican (lights controlled) crossings.
Take special care and if possible, cross at the same time as pedestrians - but don't be first onto the road.
Always use dropped kerbs when moving off the pavement when there is no marked crossing.
Always approach kerbs at right angles to climb or descend.
Not try to negotiate a kerb higher than your scooter manufacturer’s recommendations.
Not drive onto the road from between or behind parked vehicles.
October 2018 Horsham
A lady, walking along the pavement, was struck from behind by a scooter. She suffered injuries which had to be treated at hospital. The male scooter driver argued that he was not at fault.
August 2019 Feltham
Mrs Irmgard Wicken was seriously hurt after being mowed down in the street by a man on a mobility scooter. CCTV footage shows the scooter being driven into her back, leaving her face-down in the middle of the road.
News of some of our Safety Sessions held in Horsham District
Comments from people who have attended a Safety Session:
"very comprehensive and worthwhile"
"This should be obligatory and come as part of the package with the sale of new scooters"
"I like what you are doing ... for those who are disabled"
"increased my confidence and really enjoyable"
"Good team, all working together"
"excellent all round"