Court hears mobility scooter user needed surgery after being hit by vehicle in County Down

Court hears mobility scooter user needed surgery after being hit by vehicle in County Down

A MAN on a mobility scooter required surgery for a hip injury after struck by a vehicle in Comber, a court was told.

The motorist, Robert William Morrison, admitted causing grievous bodily injury by driving without due care and attention at Castle Street at 9.30am on June 17 last year.

A prosecutor told Newtownards Magistrates' Court the collision happened as the man on the mobility scooter was "crossing a road".

She said a member of the public said the defendant had "gone through a red light".

She said the injured man said he had been "knocked over by a car while crossing a road" and after being taken to hospital by paramedics he told police he had broken his hip and had to have surgery as a "result of the collision".

The defendant, who is 67 and with an address in Comber, was banned from driving for 16 months and fined £300.