Mobility scooter crash victim thanks public for help

JPCT 130813 S13330437x accident victim -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 130813 S13330437x accident victim -photo by Steve Cobb

A disabled man who suffered a cracked skull and a bleed on the brain after a collision with a car wants to thank those who rushed to help him.

Leslie Scott, 60, of Ashby Court in Horsham, was travelling in his mobility scooter when the incident took place in Harwood Road on Wednesday June 26.

Police and paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene at around 4.15pm.

Mr Scott was making his way to the doctors when the crash happened and says he remembers nothing.

“I found out more from reading the article [WSCT 03/07/13],” he told the County Times.

“I knew I had hit something and the next thing I knew I was on the floor.”

Mr Scott, who was forced to use a wheel chair after suffering from a stroke in March last year, was not aware of how many people came rushed to his assistance.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital were he stayed for more than three weeks.

Mr Scott is making a good recovery and would like to thank all of those who was presented at the scene in June.

The disabled man added he will be changing his doctors because he no longer feels safe crossing the Harwood Road junction.

He appealed to West Sussex County Council for traffic calming measures on the stretch to help pedestrians cross more safely.