A MOTHER has called for mobility scooter riders to slow down after a speeding OAP ploughed into her toddler in his pushchair.
Bridget Syson was out shopping on Thursday with two-year-old Leon Gooden in his buggy when the pensioner apparently lost control of his scooter in the Albion Centre.
He crashed into the pushchair at speed and dragged it along for a few metres as flabbergasted Bridget screamed at him to stop.
“Leon was so lucky,” she said.
“If he was a newborn baby he would be in hospital now, I’m sure.
“I was completely shocked at the speed it all happened – he was going way too fast.”
Luckily Leon was not hurt in the incident but he was shocked.
“He just kept going and going and the buggy got trapped in the scooter,” added Bridget. “There was no way I could pull Leon away from it.”
Bridget, of Smedley Avenue, said something needs to be done about the speed scooter users travel up and down Bath Street.
“I don’t want it to happen again because it could be more serious next time,” she said.
“We need to send a warning out there that these scooters must slow down.”
She said her 11-year-old son has been warned by police not to ride his bike so fast in the town centre.
She asked: “Why should there be one rule for kids and another for these scooters?”