6 Jul 2009

Elderly man knocked off mobility scooter

10:12 pm on 6 July 2009

An elderly man is in a critical condition in hospital after a truck and trailer unit collided with his mobility scooter in Balclutha.

The accident happened about 2.30pm on Monday when the truck turned into a service lane behind Clyde Street in the South Otago town, police say.

The passenger side of the truck knocked the 89-year-old driver off his scooter and under the tyres of the unit.

The man suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Dunedin Hospital.