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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.

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farrell [1950 posts] 3 years ago
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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?

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crash144019 [45 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah you shouldn't laugh. But it is funny

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velophilia [39 posts] 3 years ago
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Was he wearing a helmet? Oh, water ... was he wearing a hiviz life preserver?

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Classic Ipswich

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Carl [136 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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fatty [77 posts] 3 years ago
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Err, yeah, it happened in Ipswich... Classic??

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WolfieSmith [1318 posts] 3 years ago
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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.  13

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