Sussex

Crawley mobility scooter rider, 92, rescued from busy road

Police speak to mobility scooter rider Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption The pensioner was taken back to his home in Crawley after being stopped on the A2011

A 92-year-old man was found riding his mobility scooter on a busy dual carriageway after taking a wrong turn.

The "very confused" pensioner was stopped by police up on the 70mph-limit road near Crawley, West Sussex, on Friday.

Officers were alerted by a motorist who had seen the man heading away from the M23 on the A2011 Crawley Avenue and had stopped to help him.

PC Katie Breeds, of Sussex Police, said: "He didn't know where he was.

"We sat him in the back of our police car and waited for a colleague in a van to collect the mobility scooter and then we delivered scooter and driver back home to his warden-assisted accommodation in Crawley."

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