Mobility scooter causes havoc on the A11

An elderly woman with poor eyesight was given a police escort yesterday after she ended up driving her mobility scooter along the A11.

An elderly woman with poor eyesight was given a police escort yesterday after she ended up driving her mobility scooter along the A11.

Police received calls from several concerned members of the public after the pensioner was seen on the hard shoulder of the Thetford-bound dual carriageway at Snetterton at 1.30pm.

Officers caught up with the woman, who was partially sighted and was carrying a white stick, near East Harling and helped her off the busy main road.

A Norfolk Police spokeswoman said motorised scooters should not be driven along the A11, but the elderly driver had got a “bit confused.”


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