Elderly woman hospitalised after being hit by mobility scooter


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An elderly woman was knocked down by a mobility scooter and left with a fractured hip.

Clare Moore, 91, of Royston, was shopping when she was hit by the scooter and left on the pavement. It was only after being seen by a friend of her son’s that she was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The incident occurred near the Old Crown pub in Bladock Street in Royston.

Her son, Cliff Moore, said: “In my view this was totally unacceptable. The very least he could have done was to wait until he knew she had the proper help. When I arrived she had a badly cut leg and was in an awful lot of pain.

“I am totally devastated by this and it has changed her life forever. She will most likely lose the independence she had all her life. I implore people to drive these machines with the utmost care in the hope it will reduce the chances of this happening to some other poor soul.

“The knock-on effect on our family has been horrendous, especially on me. People should be held accountable for their actions. I would not wish this on anybody.”

Mrs Moore is currently in hospital having undergone an operation on her hip.

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Police are currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101.