Pensioner injured in mobility buggy crash

Daily Echo: Pensioner injured in mobility buggy crash Pensioner injured in mobility buggy crash

AN elderly woman has been taken to hospital after her mobility scooter was in collision with a car.

The 84-year-old woman from Chandler’s Ford sustained a leg injury in the crash, which happened in Pennine Way at around 3.20pm yesterday.

The accident happened as she was travelling along the road in her mobility scooter and was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira, driven by a 24-year-old woman.

The pensioner was taken to Southampton General Hospital with what police described as serious injuries.

Anyone with information about the crash should call Eastleigh police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:06pm Thu 6 Sep 12

biggsp says...

Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory.
Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory. biggsp
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1:24pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Of the Ilk says...

There are too many questions left unanswered to start making wild statements.
What class of mobility scooter was being used?
Why was she using it on the road? Was it a class 3 road legal machine or a class 2 that can be used on a road if no footway is available?
Just because mobility scooter users do not have to have a license or insurance does not mean the mobility scooter driver is at fault. We do not know all the facts - lets not apportion blame.
There are too many questions left unanswered to start making wild statements. What class of mobility scooter was being used? Why was she using it on the road? Was it a class 3 road legal machine or a class 2 that can be used on a road if no footway is available? Just because mobility scooter users do not have to have a license or insurance does not mean the mobility scooter driver is at fault. We do not know all the facts - lets not apportion blame. Of the Ilk
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1:56pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Huey says...

ban em
ban em Huey
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2:00pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Georgem says...

Great idea. Remember how MOTs made cars accident-proof?
Great idea. Remember how MOTs made cars accident-proof? Georgem
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2:12pm Thu 6 Sep 12

downfader says...

biggsp wrote:
Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory.
How do you think such costs will affect the disabled - many of which have to rely on charity as it is..?

How do you know She wasnt trying to find a dropped kerb after crossing the road?
[quote][p][bold]biggsp[/bold] wrote: Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory.[/p][/quote]How do you think such costs will affect the disabled - many of which have to rely on charity as it is..? How do you know She wasnt trying to find a dropped kerb after crossing the road? downfader
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2:16pm Thu 6 Sep 12

downfader says...

In fact, look at google street view, what do we see? 2 vans completely blocking the pavement

http://goo.gl/maps/f
Z3hG
In fact, look at google street view, what do we see? 2 vans completely blocking the pavement http://goo.gl/maps/f Z3hG downfader
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2:25pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Shoong says...

downfader wrote:
In fact, look at google street view, what do we see? 2 vans completely blocking the pavement

http://goo.gl/maps/f

Z3hG
Are they still there? Scandalous.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: In fact, look at google street view, what do we see? 2 vans completely blocking the pavement http://goo.gl/maps/f Z3hG[/p][/quote]Are they still there? Scandalous. Shoong
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2:28pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Shoong says...

I'm sure that these machines enable those who are not as fortunate as the great majority of us to get around and try and have a normal life as well as getting you home after the pub has shut and your too blitzed to drive or walk but they should never be on the road. Period. Also, a 3mph speed limit (if that's not the case already).

Helmets as well! ;-)
I'm sure that these machines enable those who are not as fortunate as the great majority of us to get around and try and have a normal life as well as getting you home after the pub has shut and your too blitzed to drive or walk but they should never be on the road. Period. Also, a 3mph speed limit (if that's not the case already). Helmets as well! ;-) Shoong
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3:03pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Huey says...

Some motorbility scooter users are clearly flouting the law - they remove the speed limiters from their vehicles and soup up the engines.
They punch holes in the exhaust to make it louder, and are always tweaking the engine to get every last bit of BHP out of it.
They fill up with high-octane electricity and tailgate other vehicles. I even saw one with a sticker on the back that said "Nice job, A55hole!".
I think Richard Whitley should head up a national inquiry to look into this scandal.
Some motorbility scooter users are clearly flouting the law - they remove the speed limiters from their vehicles and soup up the engines. They punch holes in the exhaust to make it louder, and are always tweaking the engine to get every last bit of BHP out of it. They fill up with high-octane electricity and tailgate other vehicles. I even saw one with a sticker on the back that said "Nice job, A55hole!". I think Richard Whitley should head up a national inquiry to look into this scandal. Huey
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3:09pm Thu 6 Sep 12

sotonbusdriver says...

biggsp wrote:
Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory.
Just a simple observation, but you are throwing blame at the MOBILITY SCOOTER USER....
But I personally don't see any comment in the article that states it was the mobility scooter at fault...
Until all the facts of the accident and whom is to blame, it is short sighted to lay blame.....
[quote][p][bold]biggsp[/bold] wrote: Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory.[/p][/quote]Just a simple observation, but you are throwing blame at the MOBILITY SCOOTER USER.... But I personally don't see any comment in the article that states it was the mobility scooter at fault... Until all the facts of the accident and whom is to blame, it is short sighted to lay blame..... sotonbusdriver
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3:12pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Des Olated says...

Huey wrote:
Some motorbility scooter users are clearly flouting the law - they remove the speed limiters from their vehicles and soup up the engines.
They punch holes in the exhaust to make it louder, and are always tweaking the engine to get every last bit of BHP out of it.
They fill up with high-octane electricity and tailgate other vehicles. I even saw one with a sticker on the back that said "Nice job, A55hole!".
I think Richard Whitley should head up a national inquiry to look into this scandal.
LOL
Probably the same ones partying till 3am then throwing up in your garden.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Some motorbility scooter users are clearly flouting the law - they remove the speed limiters from their vehicles and soup up the engines. They punch holes in the exhaust to make it louder, and are always tweaking the engine to get every last bit of BHP out of it. They fill up with high-octane electricity and tailgate other vehicles. I even saw one with a sticker on the back that said "Nice job, A55hole!". I think Richard Whitley should head up a national inquiry to look into this scandal.[/p][/quote]LOL Probably the same ones partying till 3am then throwing up in your garden. Des Olated
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4:36pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Of the Ilk says...

Huey wrote:
ban em
Until you need to use one I assume.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: ban em[/p][/quote]Until you need to use one I assume. Of the Ilk
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4:46pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Higginz says...

I turned one of these upside down in Chilworth once. Wish I had stuck around to watch the owner's expression the following morning.
I turned one of these upside down in Chilworth once. Wish I had stuck around to watch the owner's expression the following morning. Higginz
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5:29pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Of the Ilk says...

Higginz wrote:
I turned one of these upside down in Chilworth once. Wish I had stuck around to watch the owner's expression the following morning.
Sort of inconsiderate behaviour that gets the genralpoulation a bad name. Idiot!
[quote][p][bold]Higginz[/bold] wrote: I turned one of these upside down in Chilworth once. Wish I had stuck around to watch the owner's expression the following morning.[/p][/quote]Sort of inconsiderate behaviour that gets the genralpoulation a bad name. Idiot! Of the Ilk
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5:53pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Huffter says...

sotonbusdriver wrote:
biggsp wrote: Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory.
Just a simple observation, but you are throwing blame at the MOBILITY SCOOTER USER.... But I personally don't see any comment in the article that states it was the mobility scooter at fault... Until all the facts of the accident and whom is to blame, it is short sighted to lay blame.....
I personally don't see anything in biggsp's comments which attributes blame to anybody. If your eyesight is that bad you shouldn't be a sotonbusdriver.
[quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]biggsp[/bold] wrote: Its about time these mobility scooter users are made to have insurance and MOT's etc. If they use the scooters on the public highway then it should be mandatory.[/p][/quote]Just a simple observation, but you are throwing blame at the MOBILITY SCOOTER USER.... But I personally don't see any comment in the article that states it was the mobility scooter at fault... Until all the facts of the accident and whom is to blame, it is short sighted to lay blame.....[/p][/quote]I personally don't see anything in biggsp's comments which attributes blame to anybody. If your eyesight is that bad you shouldn't be a sotonbusdriver. Huffter
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6:11pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Meandyou says...

My mother has a a Mobilty scooter and without it would be completely house bound..She has INSURANCE and a TAX DISC. She has to go on the road (Which she is allowed) quite often as there are cars parked on the dropped curbs or there are no dropped curbs. Even overgrown paths can be a huge problem. The people who keep on about Mobilty scooters need to depend on one for a week and then see how your attitude would change. There are good riders and some not so good, but then that is no different to car drivers!..
My mother has a a Mobilty scooter and without it would be completely house bound..She has INSURANCE and a TAX DISC. She has to go on the road (Which she is allowed) quite often as there are cars parked on the dropped curbs or there are no dropped curbs. Even overgrown paths can be a huge problem. The people who keep on about Mobilty scooters need to depend on one for a week and then see how your attitude would change. There are good riders and some not so good, but then that is no different to car drivers!.. Meandyou
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7:19pm Thu 6 Sep 12

memush says...

its a question of making it safe for the mobility scooter users --thats why the council have gone to a lot of effort and spent a lot of poll taxpayers money to put in run down kerbs to enable them to be used with care on pavements.
it is simply too dangerous to use them on the roads.
its a question of making it safe for the mobility scooter users --thats why the council have gone to a lot of effort and spent a lot of poll taxpayers money to put in run down kerbs to enable them to be used with care on pavements. it is simply too dangerous to use them on the roads. memush
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11:03pm Thu 6 Sep 12

For pity sake says...

In the absence of any real information, my money is on the 24 year old female driver being at fault.
In the absence of any real information, my money is on the 24 year old female driver being at fault. For pity sake
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11:57pm Thu 6 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

It's not the lady from Nottarf Krap is it, haven't seen her picture for a while.
It's not the lady from Nottarf Krap is it, haven't seen her picture for a while. OSPREYSAINT
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9:14am Fri 7 Sep 12

andysaints007 says...

For pity sake wrote:
In the absence of any real information, my money is on the 24 year old female driver being at fault.
How pathetic
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: In the absence of any real information, my money is on the 24 year old female driver being at fault.[/p][/quote]How pathetic andysaints007
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12:14pm Sun 9 Sep 12

fredman1954 says...

I have relatives with mobility scooters these have limiters fitted for 4 or 8 MPH. They are insured and Taxed. Major problems are the car drivers who block pavements, home owners who do not cut back their hedges and councils who do not keep the paths clear of obstructions.

The buggies are road worthy and designed for road use, both will not use the road if the pavements are clear or there are drop curbs, if not then they must use the road.

I know the area where this accident happened, it is a cut through for traffic that wants to miss the Leigh Road M3 traffic lights, cars do not go slow and have seen on more than one occassion people who go round the corner in question on the wrong side of the road. This accident sounds bad enough, but just imagine if it was someone on a pushbike.
The council have put speed humps on other roads in the area to slow vehicles down some more needed here perhaps.

Must try fitting a turbo to one of these one day, re bore and slick tyres along with full front spoilers!
I have relatives with mobility scooters these have limiters fitted for 4 or 8 MPH. They are insured and Taxed. Major problems are the car drivers who block pavements, home owners who do not cut back their hedges and councils who do not keep the paths clear of obstructions. The buggies are road worthy and designed for road use, both will not use the road if the pavements are clear or there are drop curbs, if not then they must use the road. I know the area where this accident happened, it is a cut through for traffic that wants to miss the Leigh Road M3 traffic lights, cars do not go slow and have seen on more than one occassion people who go round the corner in question on the wrong side of the road. This accident sounds bad enough, but just imagine if it was someone on a pushbike. The council have put speed humps on other roads in the area to slow vehicles down some more needed here perhaps. Must try fitting a turbo to one of these one day, re bore and slick tyres along with full front spoilers! fredman1954
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7:03pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

For pity sake wrote:
In the absence of any real information, my money is on the 24 year old female driver being at fault.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: In the absence of any real information, my money is on the 24 year old female driver being at fault.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Ginger_cyclist
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