An elderly lady who was hit and injured by a mobility scooter is apparently pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation against the driver of the scooter.
Ms. King, 70, was walking on the pavement when the mobility scooter crashed in to her, breaking her hip and femur, reports the Daily Mail. The scooter was apparently travelling at speed on the pavement. This resulted in Ms. King spending six days in hospital and having metal pins inserted into her leg. She has been informed that it may be up to two years before she has fully recovered and that she may need to undergo a hip replacement operation in the future.
As a result of this Ms. King has apparently decided to bring a personal injury claim against the driver of the mobility scooter. Scooters are not required to be insured as they are not classed as motor vehicles and therefore Ms. King would have to be compensated by the driver of the vehicle, not an insurance company.