UPDATE: Woman dead after collision in Burnley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Woman airlifted to hospital after collision in Burnley Woman airlifted to hospital after collision in Burnley

A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN has died following a collision between a mobility scooter and a car last Friday.

Dorothy Kenny was crossing Manchester Road on her mobility scooter when she collided with a beige Fiat panda at the junction with Gainsborough Avenue.

She received a serious injury to her leg and head and was air lifted to Royal Preston Hospital where she later died.  The driver of the Fiat Panda was not injured.

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11:13pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Sogden says...

Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception.
...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't.
Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception. ...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't. Sogden

1:35am Wed 26 Feb 14

Jeff-Fetarsy says...

Sogden wrote:
Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception.

...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't.
I know it can be dangerous but 80 year old ladies have as much right as anyone else to be using a public road.
[quote][p][bold]Sogden[/bold] wrote: Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception. ...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't.[/p][/quote]I know it can be dangerous but 80 year old ladies have as much right as anyone else to be using a public road. Jeff-Fetarsy

1:53pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Sogden says...

Jeff-Fetarsy wrote:
Sogden wrote:
Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception.


...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't.
I know it can be dangerous but 80 year old ladies have as much right as anyone else to be using a public road.
well not really jeff unless they are in a fully legal road vehicle displaying number plates, tax disc, brake lights, head and tail lights to name a few, plus possessing a VALID licence, current insurance and an MOT. Even with all the aforementioned I would still argue that a 5mph mobility scooter should not be anywhere near a highway.
[quote][p][bold]Jeff-Fetarsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sogden[/bold] wrote: Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception. ...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't.[/p][/quote]I know it can be dangerous but 80 year old ladies have as much right as anyone else to be using a public road.[/p][/quote]well not really jeff unless they are in a fully legal road vehicle displaying number plates, tax disc, brake lights, head and tail lights to name a few, plus possessing a VALID licence, current insurance and an MOT. Even with all the aforementioned I would still argue that a 5mph mobility scooter should not be anywhere near a highway. Sogden

5:34pm Thu 27 Feb 14

site supervisor says...

Sogden wrote:
Jeff-Fetarsy wrote:
Sogden wrote:
Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception.



...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't.
I know it can be dangerous but 80 year old ladies have as much right as anyone else to be using a public road.
well not really jeff unless they are in a fully legal road vehicle displaying number plates, tax disc, brake lights, head and tail lights to name a few, plus possessing a VALID licence, current insurance and an MOT. Even with all the aforementioned I would still argue that a 5mph mobility scooter should not be anywhere near a highway.
well not really jeff unless they are in a fully legal road vehicle displaying number plates, tax disc, brake lights, head and tail lights to name a few, plus possessing a VALID licence, current insurance and an MOT. Even with all the aforementioned I would still argue that a 5mph mobility scooter should not be anywhere near a highway.


what about push bikes they are just as bad,,
[quote][p][bold]Sogden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeff-Fetarsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sogden[/bold] wrote: Without knowing the full circumstances of the collision, I do think it's time the police acknowledged the problem with mobility scooters on the highway. I see it quite often these days, 80yr old lady tootling down the middle of the road at 5mph just after a blind bend, no tax,no not, no insurance, no eyesight,perception. ...accident waiting to happen. RIP to the old dear and my condolences to the family, this may not even be the case on this occasion but it's definately going to happen soon in east lancs if it wasn't.[/p][/quote]I know it can be dangerous but 80 year old ladies have as much right as anyone else to be using a public road.[/p][/quote]well not really jeff unless they are in a fully legal road vehicle displaying number plates, tax disc, brake lights, head and tail lights to name a few, plus possessing a VALID licence, current insurance and an MOT. Even with all the aforementioned I would still argue that a 5mph mobility scooter should not be anywhere near a highway.[/p][/quote]well not really jeff unless they are in a fully legal road vehicle displaying number plates, tax disc, brake lights, head and tail lights to name a few, plus possessing a VALID licence, current insurance and an MOT. Even with all the aforementioned I would still argue that a 5mph mobility scooter should not be anywhere near a highway. what about push bikes they are just as bad,, site supervisor

4:37pm Fri 7 Mar 14

geegee3 says...

Nothing to do with being 80 years old. Plenty of lunatics on the road of all ages. God bless her and her family.
Nothing to do with being 80 years old. Plenty of lunatics on the road of all ages. God bless her and her family. geegee3

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