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Disabled woman jumps off scooter in the nick of time before it plunges into river

PUBLISHED: 07:49 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:14 11 March 2019

A disabled woman was able to jump off her mobility scooter before it plunged into the River Wensum in Norwich. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A disabled woman was able to jump off her mobility scooter before it plunged into the River Wensum in Norwich. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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A disabled woman was able to leap out of her scooter in time before it crashed into a river of its own accord.

A disabled woman was able to jump off her mobility scooter before it plunged into the River Wensum in Norwich. Picture: ArchantA disabled woman was able to jump off her mobility scooter before it plunged into the River Wensum in Norwich. Picture: Archant

The unusual incident took place on a footpath by the River Wensum in Norwich, close to the Cow Tower, on Sunday afternoon.

Norfolk police said in a Twitter post that the woman’s disability scooter throttle had got stuck and it accelerated towards the river.

Police said the female made a lucky escape after throwing herself off the scooter before it plunged into the water, but that she was ‘battered and bruised’ as a result.

The Twitter post said: “Lucky escape for local disabled female when her Mobility Scooter throttle stuck & it ended up in River Wensum after throwing herself clear! Battered & Bruised but Ok now. Unusual #InsuranceRecovery.”

A police spokesman added: “We can confirm the woman escaped serious injury thankfully and the scooter was recovered.”

Did you witness the incident? Call Taz Ali on 01603 772531 or e mail taz.ali@archant.co.uk

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