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Fatal mobility scooter incident sparks police call for witnesses

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Police in Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a mobility scooter on Friday where the user was killed.

The driver of the mobility scooter, an 84-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and later died in hospital.    

The collision occurred at 6.43am and involved a mobility scooter and a green Land Rover Discovery on the slip road opposite Spurriers Avenue, between the A645 Pontefract Road and the A162 Great North Road at Knottingley.   

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Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision enquiry team are investigating the collision.

The death follows a number of fatal incidents involving mobility scooters that happened in Derby in recent months.

The spate of incidents has led both relatives and parts of the industry to call for tighter restrictions on who can be sold mobility scooters.

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