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

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.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.