Cromer pedestrian injured by mobility scooter

The scene of the mobility scooter accident at West Street, Cromer on Thursday morning. Picture; RICHARD BATSON The scene of the mobility scooter accident at West Street, Cromer on Thursday morning. Picture; RICHARD BATSON

Thursday, July 3, 2014
12:50 PM

An elderly woman was injured when a mobility scooter crashed into her in Cromer town centre this morning.

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The woman was walking along the pavement at West Street when she was hit from behind by the scooter being driven by a local woman.

The casualty was taken to the minor injuries unit at Cromer Hospital for treatment.

Eyewitness Bernie Walsh said: “The scooter came in from Hamilton Road with the bell ringing like a fire engine.

“It hit the lady from behind, knocked her over and ran over her.

“The scooter tipped over, but the rider fell off, but got back on again,” he added.

The accident happened in late morning.

9 comments

  • I notice your amusing comment got 'moderated' Mr B!! It happens to me all the time.

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    backwoodsman

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

  • The lady who was run over should sue for damages. These things should be taxed and insured as cars are to cover against incidents like this

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    mrbarrett

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • You are spot on Weaversway. I have lost count of the number of times I have seen these things parked up outside pubs, shops and even the bookies! anyone can buy one just to convey their lardy self down into town. Genuine users are being devalued by the benefit prop brigade. Kaz, you are correct as well.

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    backwoodsman

    Friday, July 4, 2014

  • Too often these scooters are used by people as an alternative for a car. They should only be used by the seriously disabled, not a means of conveying the over-weight or indolent about

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    weaversway

    Friday, July 4, 2014

  • i think these scooters are a menace if used on a road they should have to pay tax and shouldn't be allowed on pavements as same rule should apply as pushbikes.i also think you should have to have a doctors note to have a mobility scooter too easy to buy now.....

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    kaz

    Friday, July 4, 2014

  • Ask the lady that got run over what she thinks. Ask any driver that has nearly ruined their lives by having to avoid these death traps what they think. They are a menace and should be banned. The problem will solve itself then.

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    backwoodsman

    Friday, July 4, 2014

  • I do agree that some mobility scooter users drive them way too fast and without thought for other pedestrians or road users. I also feel terribly sorry for the lady who was knocked over and I hope that the mobility scooter driver will face some sort of prosecution for her actions. However Backwoodsman's statement "If people can't get about by just using a stick or a wheeled trolley, they should stay in" is one of the most ludicrous comments I've ever read. Maybe he'll be one of the lucky ones who has good health and mobility until he dies. However there are a large number of people who are not that lucky. I'm still gobsmacked that he suggests that disabled people should just stay indoors unless they can use a stick or wheeled trolley. What an ignorant and selfish comment.

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    Mary

    Friday, July 4, 2014

  • These things are an absolute menace. It's only a matter of time before there is a serious injury to a child. If people can't get about by just using a stick or a wheeled trolley, they should stay in. We didn't have this trouble in the old days. Everyone knows they are dangerous, but too scared to say.

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    backwoodsman

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • I bet I know the lady in question on the scooter Elderly always racing at max speed on pavement ringing bell at anyone using pavement in front Had to happen sometime lady needs to be taught pavement has speed restrictions for scooters not to mention she is not the only pavement user Sure she thinks she owns the street

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    Mike Chaney

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

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