Scooter rider struck in crosswalk

A 75-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Abbotsford.

A 75-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his mobility scooter.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the man was travelling in  the north crosswalk at Hillcrest Avenue and Gladwin Road at about 2:20 p.m. He was struck by a 1984 Oldsmobile 88 making a left turn from Hillcrest onto Gladwin.

The impact knocked the man and the scooter sideways, and he was dragged forward about 15 to 20 metres, MacDonald said.

He underwent surgery the following day for a broken tibia, and also suffered cuts and bruises but is otherwise OK, MacDonald said.

The 82-year-old female driver was ticketed for failing to yield to a pedestrian, and police have requested that the superintendent of motor vehicles review her driver’s licence.

Meanwhile, the 88-year-old victim of a previous scooter collision died in hospital earlier this month.

The man was in a crosswalk on Sept. 17 when he was struck by a Mazda CX7 that was traveling east on George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford. The 38-year-old female driver had apparently failed to stop for a red light at Bourquin Crescent, according to witnesses at the time.

The incident is still under investigation, and the driver could be facing charges, police say.

 

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