Elderly woman is sent flying by man on mobility scooter

A frail and elderly woman was sent flying after she was hit by a man driving a mobility scooter on the pavement.

CCTV footage of the shocking moment has been shared online by residents.

The clip was recorded outside a store on Chichester Road in Southend-on-sea in Essex.

CCTV footage of the shocking moment has been shared online by residents

Sent flying: The elderly woman, who was towing a trolley, was knocked to the ground by the scooter

Sent flying: The elderly woman, who was towing a trolley, was knocked to the ground by the scooter

In the video posted to Facebook, two men can be heard discussing the footage while watching it back.

Narrating the moment the mobility scooter driver comes close behind the woman, one of the men says: ‘It looks like he’s proper going for it. He didn’t swerve at all.’

The video begins with the woman wearing a green coat and beige skirt struggling to pull a trolly while walking down the middle of the pavement.

Behind her, a man in a scooter travels in her direction.

The clip was shared on a Basildon crime social media group on Saturday, shortly after the incident happened.

Commotion: A group of passersby rushed to help the woman with the police and ambulance called to the scene

Commotion: A group of passersby rushed to help the woman with the police and ambulance called to the scene

A spokesman for Essex Police said: ‘We attended a collision between a pedestrian and a mobility scooter in Southchurch Road, Southend, just after 3.10pm on Saturday, September 9.

‘The pedestrian, a woman aged in her 80s, did not require hospital treatment at the scene but was taken to hospital the following day for further checks. Enquiries are ongoing to establish whether any offences had been committed.

‘Anyone with information is asked contact Chigwell Roads Policing Unit quoting incident 662 of 09/09 on 101.’

According to the Highway Code, mobility scooter users should give pedestrians priority on the pavement.

And a maximum speed limit of 4 mph is set for drivers. The average walking speed of an able-bodied person is 3 mph.

In the guide, it reads: ‘You should give pedestrians priority and show consideration for other pavement users, particularly those with a hearing or visual impairment who may not be aware that you are there.

‘You may need to reduce your speed to adjust to other pavement users who may not be able to move out of your way quickly enough or where the pavement is too narrow.’

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