Harold Hill grandfather left with two broken legs after being hit by mobility scooter
PUBLISHED: 12:29 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 07 June 2018
Ron felt a "crushing" pain as he was hit by a mobility scooter and suffered fractures in both of his legs and ankles.
An 80-year-old grandfather from Harold Hill suffered two broken legs after being hit by man on a mobility scooter.
Ronald Lloyd was walking his dog Gilly, a Silver Toy Poodle, along Station Road on his way to church when a man on a mobility scooter went past him, and then all of a sudden he felt a “crushing” pain as his legs were taken from beneath him.
Ron has now been left in hospital after suffering fractures in both of legs and both his left and right ankles.
He has a brace on his legs, and has had to have metal plates fitted too.
Doctors told him he might not be able to walk for several months, and he doesn’t think he will receive any compensation as the scooter driver told him he did not have any insurance.
The grandfather from Harold Hill has said that he thinks anyone who drives a mobility scooter should be insured.
He said: “It could have been a young mother with her child, it could have killed them.
“I am a very active person, and I don’t know how I’m going to be after all this.
“I won’t get any compensation from this, but I think that everyone who has a mobility scooter should have insurance because it could have happened to anyone.
“I saw the man on the scooter coming towards me so I took a wide berth on the pavement. “He then went past me, and then after taking a few steps forward I felt a terrible crushing pain in my back.
“It felt like a motor car had gone into me.
“I think he pushed me over, and then when I was on the ground I felt him go over my legs from left to right.”
He said that within moments he was surrounded by other people who helped him and called the police and ambulance.
The man who ran him over then apologised and said it was an accident and offered him a seat on his chair, while he rang a taxi so Ron could get home.
Ron said he wrote down his details, and that he then gave him £5 towards his fair.
He said the man told him he didn’t have any insurance and that he didn’t want his scooter taken away.
The father of two, and grandfather of five is still in hospital at the moment, and said that he is having to pay for a gardener but that he is missing his 11-year-old dog Gilly and is already looking forward to getting out of hospital and taking her on walks again. “I’ve been missing her, so one of my friends brought in a cuddly toy poodle to keep me company.
“I do miss her.
“Fortunately one of my friends is looking after her because I don’t know how long I will be in hospital for.”