Mobility scooter user dies days after ‘toppling off’ equipment

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident which saw a man ‘topple off’ his mobility scooter in Stoke-on-Trent and died several days later.

Shane Field, a 45-year-old man, suffered serious injuries after falling from his scooter an indecent which did not involve any other vehicles, police confirmed to a local newspaper.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police confirmed to StokeonTrent Live that they were called at around to a report of an incident involving a mobility scooter which had toppled over earlier this month.

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Mr Field died a few days later in hospital.

The spokesperson said:  “The male rider of the scooter received serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Sadly Shane Field died a few days after the incident involving his mobility scooter. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is underway.”

A statement from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We treated a man at the scene and he was taken to hospital in a land ambulance after he suffered serious injuries.”

In a separate incident in Scotland, another man was injured after falling from his mobility scooter earlier this month.

The man, who is in his 80s, fell beside an embankment at a harbour in
Fraserburgh and was helped by an RNLI crew.

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