Collision between car and mobility scooter in Taunton

Collision between car and mobility scooter in Taunton

Collision between car and mobility scooter in Taunton

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POLICE were called to an accident on the A38 East Reach, near Haydon Road, Taunton, after a collision between a car and a mobility scooter.

Ambulances were also called to the scene, near the Indian restaurant.

The collision was at 12.20pm today (Wednesday)

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1:53pm Wed 23 Apr 14

CannotFindAUserNAme says...

Strange coincidence, that this is almost the same place. Where the fatality took place, between yet again a scooter and a car.
Poor visibility?
Someone not stopping when they should?
Cant be a coincidence.
Strange coincidence, that this is almost the same place. Where the fatality took place, between yet again a scooter and a car. Poor visibility? Someone not stopping when they should? Cant be a coincidence. CannotFindAUserNAme
  • Score: 20

2:37pm Wed 23 Apr 14

prickles says...

Mobility scooter people drive far to fast on their scooters. Wonder more pedestrians aren't involved in accidents. Mobility scooter people have no respect for others.
Mobility scooter people drive far to fast on their scooters. Wonder more pedestrians aren't involved in accidents. Mobility scooter people have no respect for others. prickles
  • Score: 37

9:39pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Dr Dave says...

It may be about time these things were subject to the laws etc that cars etc are?
It may be about time these things were subject to the laws etc that cars etc are? Dr Dave
  • Score: 24

12:16pm Thu 24 Apr 14

lenny the liion says...

Clearly you need to think about whether the mobility scooter was on the road or the pavement. Some scooters that are allowed on the roads are subject to licensing and other regulations. Other pavement based scooters regulations are less stringent as they are speed limited and cannot be driven legally on the road as opposed to the previous mentioned vehicles. Where conflict comes however is often where pavement scooters need to cross the roads to gain access to the other pavement. I would suggest that you appear to be anti scooter and possibly cycles from your post. One train of thought is that without knowing the full facts the CAR may have been on the pavement for all we know. No I do not drive a mobility scooter, yes I do drive cars and other types of vehicles, I also ride motorcycles and am a keen cyclist. Lets get the facts Dr Dave.
Clearly you need to think about whether the mobility scooter was on the road or the pavement. Some scooters that are allowed on the roads are subject to licensing and other regulations. Other pavement based scooters regulations are less stringent as they are speed limited and cannot be driven legally on the road as opposed to the previous mentioned vehicles. Where conflict comes however is often where pavement scooters need to cross the roads to gain access to the other pavement. I would suggest that you appear to be anti scooter and possibly cycles from your post. One train of thought is that without knowing the full facts the CAR may have been on the pavement for all we know. No I do not drive a mobility scooter, yes I do drive cars and other types of vehicles, I also ride motorcycles and am a keen cyclist. Lets get the facts Dr Dave. lenny the liion
  • Score: 9

1:10pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Mi_Coc says...

I tend to find older disable people have serious attitude that they are disabled and to hell with anyone else, just need to look at how they park!
I tend to find older disable people have serious attitude that they are disabled and to hell with anyone else, just need to look at how they park! Mi_Coc
  • Score: -8

3:33pm Thu 24 Apr 14

lenny the liion says...

Your day will come, you cannot label everyone the same, grow up and move on and lord help if any of your family end up with a disability, Post a picture if you can, as you are very good at 'selfies' lol
Your day will come, you cannot label everyone the same, grow up and move on and lord help if any of your family end up with a disability, Post a picture if you can, as you are very good at 'selfies' lol lenny the liion
  • Score: 0

7:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Mi_Coc says...

lenny the liion wrote:
Your day will come, you cannot label everyone the same, grow up and move on and lord help if any of your family end up with a disability, Post a picture if you can, as you are very good at 'selfies' lol
Have a disabled relative and they are ashamed of having a blue badge, hardly use it because of all selfish old people who have them and 20 stone plus chain smokers who seem to moon about like the world owes them a living caught one parked across two police car bays the at asda other day. Their excuse I got a blue badge!

He wont use it and point blank refuses a mobility scooter as did my late father would die of shame before bumping peoples ankles with one of those.
[quote][p][bold]lenny the liion[/bold] wrote: Your day will come, you cannot label everyone the same, grow up and move on and lord help if any of your family end up with a disability, Post a picture if you can, as you are very good at 'selfies' lol[/p][/quote]Have a disabled relative and they are ashamed of having a blue badge, hardly use it because of all selfish old people who have them and 20 stone plus chain smokers who seem to moon about like the world owes them a living caught one parked across two police car bays the at asda other day. Their excuse I got a blue badge! He wont use it and point blank refuses a mobility scooter as did my late father would die of shame before bumping peoples ankles with one of those. Mi_Coc
  • Score: -15

7:34pm Thu 24 Apr 14

lenny the liion says...

Not going to discuss this any further with someone aged probably 19 with an IQ to match, hope you read what you have typed before you post. If your relative has a blue badge and they hardly use it that's sensible, 'NOT', why get it in the first place, it costs time money and medical involvement to qualify, shame on you..Go back to checking the police bays in Asda. ha ha.
Not going to discuss this any further with someone aged probably 19 with an IQ to match, hope you read what you have typed before you post. If your relative has a blue badge and they hardly use it that's sensible, 'NOT', why get it in the first place, it costs time money and medical involvement to qualify, shame on you..Go back to checking the police bays in Asda. ha ha. lenny the liion
  • Score: 13

7:42pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Mi_Coc says...

lenny the liion wrote:
Not going to discuss this any further with someone aged probably 19 with an IQ to match, hope you read what you have typed before you post. If your relative has a blue badge and they hardly use it that's sensible, 'NOT', why get it in the first place, it costs time money and medical involvement to qualify, shame on you..Go back to checking the police bays in Asda. ha ha.
Charming cant win the argument so take to petty name calling!

I am in my 30's and chartered surveyor!

They have one for when they feel they may struggle to walk long distances they dont drive round with on display in a cheap fake leather wallet and pull up were ever they like and think it condones anti social behaviour!

I am glad your not going to argue with me further as expect you have someone else to insult after losing your poorly constructed argument !
[quote][p][bold]lenny the liion[/bold] wrote: Not going to discuss this any further with someone aged probably 19 with an IQ to match, hope you read what you have typed before you post. If your relative has a blue badge and they hardly use it that's sensible, 'NOT', why get it in the first place, it costs time money and medical involvement to qualify, shame on you..Go back to checking the police bays in Asda. ha ha.[/p][/quote]Charming cant win the argument so take to petty name calling! I am in my 30's and chartered surveyor! They have one for when they feel they may struggle to walk long distances they dont drive round with on display in a cheap fake leather wallet and pull up were ever they like and think it condones anti social behaviour! I am glad your not going to argue with me further as expect you have someone else to insult after losing your poorly constructed argument ! Mi_Coc
  • Score: -15

8:29pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Dr Dave says...

Lenny the Li(i)on - back to your cage!
Lenny the Li(i)on - back to your cage! Dr Dave
  • Score: 8

11:48am Fri 25 Apr 14

FreeSpeech? says...

There are far too many individuals out there undeserving of a blue badge who have no trouble at all walking and these are the ones who generally abuse thier use as they are too idle to walk from the car park and park any where they see fit. Do not see why blue badge holders should get free parking in car parks as having a disability does ot make you poor.
There are far too many individuals out there undeserving of a blue badge who have no trouble at all walking and these are the ones who generally abuse thier use as they are too idle to walk from the car park and park any where they see fit. Do not see why blue badge holders should get free parking in car parks as having a disability does ot make you poor. FreeSpeech?
  • Score: 3

10:55pm Fri 25 Apr 14

ladybird14 says...

it doesn't really say if the car was in the wrong or the mobility scooter however
seeing some people on the m/scooters in town i think they should have to do
some sort of test and the speed needs to be turned down on them i am fed
up of having to jump out of the way of them !!!
it doesn't really say if the car was in the wrong or the mobility scooter however seeing some people on the m/scooters in town i think they should have to do some sort of test and the speed needs to be turned down on them i am fed up of having to jump out of the way of them !!! ladybird14
  • Score: 3

11:07pm Fri 25 Apr 14

ladybird14 says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
There are far too many individuals out there undeserving of a blue badge who have no trouble at all walking and these are the ones who generally abuse thier use as they are too idle to walk from the car park and park any where they see fit. Do not see why blue badge holders should get free parking in car parks as having a disability does ot make you poor.
yet my 96 yrs granny had to go for a doctors medical to get a blue badge as she can hardly walk and like us to take her shopping
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: There are far too many individuals out there undeserving of a blue badge who have no trouble at all walking and these are the ones who generally abuse thier use as they are too idle to walk from the car park and park any where they see fit. Do not see why blue badge holders should get free parking in car parks as having a disability does ot make you poor.[/p][/quote]yet my 96 yrs granny had to go for a doctors medical to get a blue badge as she can hardly walk and like us to take her shopping ladybird14
  • Score: -1

9:05am Sat 26 Apr 14

oxyheamaglobin says...

Mi-coc they must of been ashamed when they applied for the blue badge as thats the only way of getting one!
Mi-coc they must of been ashamed when they applied for the blue badge as thats the only way of getting one! oxyheamaglobin
  • Score: 0

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