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.
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.