Mobility scooter ‘topples over’ after swerving to avoid car


An elderly mobility scooter user has been injured in Stoke-on-Trent after his scooter overturned while he attempted to avoid a collision with a car.

Emergency services were called to reports of an 80-year-old-man who was initially believed to have collided with a car while out on his mobility scooter.

It transpired though that the user had not in fact hit the car and had instead fallen off his scooter when it overturned as he was avoiding the vehicle.  

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Staffordshire Police and local paramedics attended the Berry Hill area on Sunday morning.

The mobility scooter user was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police told Stoke-on-Trent Live that the man had not actually been struck by anything.

“He veered away from an oncoming vehicle and that manoeuvre caused him to topple over.

“We were called at 11.40am to Arbourfield Drive. The man has injuries to his shoulder and leg. There was no reported collision so there is no further involvement from the police.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “We were called to Arbourfield Drive at 11.31am following reports of a car involved in a collision with a mobility scooter.

“One ambulance provided assistance to an elderly gentleman and took him to hospital.”

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