Elderly woman suffers two facial fractures after mobility scooter hit and run

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A collision left an elderly Colchester woman with two facial fractures after she was hit by a mobility scooter.

The incident, which has led Essex Police to launch an investigation, occurred on Sunday, September 2 in Mersea Road, at around 3.15pm

An elderly woman was waiting at a bus stop near a cemetery when a man, driving a three wheeled mobility scooter along the pavement, struck her from behind, knocking her off her feet.

She was dragged along the footpath before the driver stopped and drove off into Abbotts Road, the collision left the victim with two fractures to her face and numerous cuts and bruises.

Police constable Matthew Turner from Stanway Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a very distressing incident which left an elderly victim seriously injured and in shock.


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“I would appeal for anybody who saw the incident and who has not yet come forward to contact us.

“It was in a residential area at a busy time of day, and it might be that you haven’t come forward yet – if this is you, and you do have information, please contact me.”

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You can call PC Turner on 101 if you have any information relating to the incident.

Alternativerly contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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