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You be careful out there

Police are trying to trace a mobility scooter rider who crashed into two elderly pedestrians – and then failed to stop to help.

The victims, two women – one in her 60s and one in her 80s- were knocked to the ground and suffered injuries including a sprained ankle and cut heel.

They were left “shocked and shaken”.

The incident took place outside KFC, Sandgate Road, Folkestone, at 3.30pm on December 22.

The rider of the mobility scooter is described as a white woman in her 60s of medium or large build with a plump face.

She was wearing a bobble hat, a yellow camel coat, laced shoes and glasses and was riding a metallic burgundy mobility scooter described as ‘bigger than average’.

Officers haven’t managed to identify her despite a number of possible sightings.

I know the stereotype is a fat American shopping Wal*Mart in these scooter things, but Igottatellya, they are EVERYwhere here.

Because elderly people retire to the seaside and because, I think, the NHS will pay for them. They’re dangerous as hell, and not just when old ladies run down other old ladies. People ride them in the street or run up onto the sidewalk and regularly tip over into the path of traffic.

Hm. Now I see why the NHS will pay for them.

Good weekend, folks!


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: January 23, 2015, 10:48 pm

I read a British article recently laying how the NHS cannot continue and will have to stop giving “free” health care out to people. Might have just been someone with a shred of common sense pointing out the Thatcher Socialism flaw (running out of other peoples’ money) but you never used to see that kind of thing in England.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: January 23, 2015, 11:09 pm

I was visiting the ‘old folks home’ and two old ladies were having some kind of argument and were crashing their wheel chairs into each other.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 24, 2015, 12:01 am

It’s kinda sad & funny to watch your grandmother (she’s dead 10 years now, God rest her soul) having a heated argument with another old lady at the rest home when neither one of them can remember the other’s name, nor what they’re arguing about.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: January 24, 2015, 1:00 am

My mother just ‘celebrated’ her 91st birthday – Happy Birthday, Mom!

When I was taking care of her in Florida, she had one of those electric scooters, paid for by Medicare.

Her favorite weekend pastime was going to flea markets. I would load her into the scooter and she would be _gone_. I eventually had to mount one of those orange-flag-on-a-stick things to the scooter so I could keep track of her.

And she was a terror to the vendors – running over stuff laid out on blankets on the ground, slamming into tables, getting stuck in a dead end and then SCREAMING for help.

Ah, the good old days…

Comment from catnip
Time: January 24, 2015, 3:59 am

Heh, at first glance, I wondered why I’d never noticed that Batman wears such dainty footwear.

@Timothy S. Carlson, best wishes to your mom!

What do you call those elaborate lighted arrays pictured at your website? Are they made of stained glass? They’re amazing.

Comment from mojo
Time: January 24, 2015, 6:18 am

Well, the Caped Crusader is getting on in years. The Boy Wonder’s no spring chicken, come to that.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 24, 2015, 3:53 pm

It’s the little old lady from Pasadena!

The little old lady from Pasadena
(Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
Has a pretty little flower bed of white gardenias
(Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
But the thing that makes you wanna shoot her
Is her brand new shiny red mobility scooter!

If you see her on the street, don’t try to walk past her
(Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
You might lose a foot cause she’s a rolling disaster!
(Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!)
She’s gonna get a ticket now, sooner or later
‘Cause she can’t keep her foot off the accelerator!

And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
Than the little old lady from Pasadena
She drives real fast and she drives real hard
She’s the terror of Colorado Boulevard
It’s the little old lady from Pasadena!

Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!
Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!
Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!

Comment from Nina
Time: January 24, 2015, 5:32 pm


I’d only want one if it could go fast. Really really FAST.

Comment from MikeW
Time: January 24, 2015, 5:45 pm

Hey Nina, that Brit-iot, Colin Furze, is your kind of guy. Among his many inventions (all on videos, of course) is his World’s Fastest Mobility Scooter:


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: January 24, 2015, 10:49 pm

Catnip – those are ‘Parols’, Filipino Christmas lanterns, made with capiz shells and brass. We buy the parols locally and put the electronics in ourselves, then ship to the US.

Comment from Nina
Time: January 25, 2015, 3:41 am

They’re very nice!

And Mike, that’s what I’m talking about!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 25, 2015, 6:43 pm

To spice things up around here:

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 26, 2015, 1:39 am

Anon – you beat me to it!

Comment from weasel’s OTHER tablet
Time: January 26, 2015, 2:16 am

That was beautiful.

Comment from Oceania
Time: January 26, 2015, 7:05 am

Large number of NATO and US dead at Donetsk …. and the Dneipr Salient has just got started.

The UK had better brace for an influx of 10 million Ukrainian Right Sektor Nazis … in about two months – when Kiev falls.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: January 26, 2015, 7:05 am

That was great! Good thing about the skunks, too, as a whole skunks are quite conservative by nature.

Comment from JC
Time: February 10, 2015, 11:11 pm

Minds me of the character in Waking Ned Devine

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