Mobility scooters must observe the identical street guidelines as pedestrians however can journey on the street if it is impractical to make use of a footpath or a footpath doesn’t exist, in response to the RACV.
Detective Performing Sergeant Cameron Merrett stated the person’s motor scooter was struck from behind by a purple Hyundai and investigators at the moment are seeking to speak to anybody who noticed the person earlier than the crash.
“Any persons who saw the motorised scooter prior to the collision or has any dash camera footage, [please] come forward and provide that to police,” he informed 9 Information.
The motive force, a 57-year-old man from St Andrews, was the one particular person in the automotive and was unhurt.
After stopping to assist, the motive force has been spoken to by investigators and launched pending additional enquiries.
Within the decade as much as 2016, 69 folks aged 60 or older died from a mobility scooter-related incident in Australia.
In June final yr a 95-year-old man was killed at an intersection in Maryborough when he was hit by a automotive. The motive force was unhurt.