Police hunt ‘hit and run’ mobility scooter driver after pensioner left with broken pelvis

Posted On 09 Apr 2016 at 3:10 pm

Police are trying to trace a mobility scooter driver who left a pensioner with a broken hip in a crash in Portslade.

Sussex Police said: “Police are seeking the red-haired woman driver of a mobility scooter that was in collision with an elderly woman in Portslade, leaving her with a broken bone in her pelvis.

“The incident happened in Valley Road just after 11am on Tuesday 22 March.

“The 86-year-old victim, from Portslade, was taken into a nearby shop where she felt unwell and an ambulance was called.

“She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where it was discovered that she had broken a bone in her pelvis.

“It is believed that the driver of the red mobility scooter was an elderly woman with red hair and accompanied by a small dog, possibly a Jack Russell.”

Anyone who saw the incident or who knows the woman involved is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

  1. Les Taylor Reply

    The sooner the users of these scooters are compelled by law to undertake a user course and carry insurance the better for everyone.Three times in the past 10 years I have had hospital treatment as a result of injuries sustained from these unlicensed scooter drivers and their inconsiderate actions.

  2. Kevin Denston Reply

    Mobility scooters are lethal, being driven by mad old farts that don’t give a toss. They should at least be made to have liability insurance & preferably licences so they are traceable. And while I’m on one make up your bloody mind to ride on the road or the pavement not both. Rant over

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