Cyclist ends up in river after mobility scooter hit-and-run

Ipswich rider ends up in the Orwell after collision with elderly lady

by Dave Atkinson   June 12, 2013  

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If you're having a bad day, then spare a though for this guy. An Ipswich cyclist suffered a cut to his back and ended up in the river after being hit by a mobility scooter in Ipswich, reports ITV Anglia.

The collision happened at 3pm today on Ranelagh Road. The driver of the scooter is described as "a woman, aged between 70 to 80-years-old, with ‘mousey’ coloured hair, driving a red scooter with thick wheels" - she failed to stop at the scene. It's not reported whether both parties were on the pavement or whether, as seems more likely, they were on the river path on the opposite side of the Orwell.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact PC David Wright from Ipswich on the 101 emergency number.

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Hopefully he's not too badly bashed up and hasn't suffered water damage to any electronics he may have had and I do feel sympathy for the fella but I can't be the only person thinking this would have been pretty funny to witness?

posted by farrell [1908 posts]
12th June 2013 - 17:05


Yeah you shouldn't laugh. But it is funny

posted by crash144019 [48 posts]
12th June 2013 - 18:33


Was he wearing a helmet? Oh, water ... was he wearing a hiviz life preserver?

Still smiling politely at a persistently flat chain.

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posted by velophilia [39 posts]
12th June 2013 - 20:36


Classic Ipswich

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
12th June 2013 - 20:36


Maybe the old girl will boast about it on Twitter...not that any action would be pursued if she confessed to a non-stop RTA in a public forum.

I'm a human being, God damn it! My life has value. I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.

posted by Carl [136 posts]
12th June 2013 - 20:41


Err, yeah, it happened in Ipswich... Classic??

posted by fatty [74 posts]
12th June 2013 - 20:41


They're a menace those mobility scooter riders. On A roads and pavements. No lights or helmets AND they don't pay road tax...

...Talking of scooters. Monkey World in Dorset has a fleet of mobility scooters for visitors who can't or won't walk. I watched a rather large young woman wrestling to park one outside the gift shop. "F**k it!" She said, squeezed her girth from behind the handlebars and ambled quite quickly into the shop in search of crisps. Surprise

To be fair this was pre Olympics so I'm sure she's been inspired to take up Iron Man's since.

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1195 posts]
13th June 2013 - 18:39