Accident On A Mobility Scooter

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By Jabo
@jaboUK (50618)
United Kingdom
June 26, 2017 3:39pm CST
My husband doesn't walk very well (he's 86), and has a mobility scooter. He uses a track to get to our local shop for a paper most mornings. This track is for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters. There is a right-angled bend on the track and it's impossible to see if anything is coming, so my husband always cuts his speed when he approaches it. This morning a young woman on a bicycle sailed round the bend and ran straight into him, causing him to end up in the hedge. She had a child in a carrier on the back of the bike, but luckily no-one was hurt, and the woman was most apologetic. She helped my husband to extricate the scooter from the hedge, and fortunately there was no damage to it. When he got home he told me about it and quipped "I thought my days of being ambushed by young women were over!"
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
26 Jun
Oh so clever your husband happens to be!!! So glad to know no one was hurt.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@Corbin5 Yes, it was lucky that it didn't have a more serious outcome, and he was able to laugh about it.
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@vandana7 (57493)
• India
27 Jun
I was also concerned. The other day I tried to do skipping and twisted my arm muscle ..it felt sore for days and I am yet to reach 86.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
27 Jun
@vandana7 No skipping for you, my friend. We have to make sure you stay pain-free and healthy!!!
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@rebelann (32279)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jun
I like his sense of humor ..... Thank goodness no one was injured
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
Yes, it was very lucky no-one was injured, and that he could laugh about it afterwards.
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@rebelann (32279)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jun
I get the feeling you didn't laugh @jaboUK
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@rebelann Well I did smile when he said that, but I didn't think the incident itself was funny - all of those involved could have been hurt.
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@jstory07 (58192)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Jun
How cute he made a joke out of the accident. Sounds like a nice man.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@jstory07 Well I've stuck with him for a long time (we've just had our 52nd anniversary), so there must be something nice about him
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1 Aug
she still doesn't want to lose the nice man
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@DianneN (59370)
• United States
26 Jun
Very funny. All's well that ends well.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@DianneN He was luckier than your husband Dianne.(I've just been reading your post)
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@DianneN (59370)
• United States
27 Jun
@jaboUK He sure was! I'm happy he wasn't hurt and thank goodness for that hedge!!!! I was so concerned about my husband's neck, too.
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@just4him (91867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jun
Love that last line. I'm glad he's okay and no one was hurt.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@just4him Yes, things could have been a lot worse.
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@just4him (91867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Jun
@jaboUK I'm sure they could have been.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jun
I am so glad that no one was hurt! He certainly kept his sense of humor.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@JamesHxstatic It's amazing that no-one was hurt, and he can always see the funny side of things.
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• United States
26 Jun
Glad your hubby wasnt hurt and could still find humor in recapping his adventure
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@Marilynda1225 Yes, he's always been able to see the funny side of things.
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@FourWalls (9946)
• United States
27 Jun
Glad he wasn't injured, and even happier that his days of being attacked by young women isn't over!!!
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@FourWalls My husband has always been a bit of a joker, and age hasn;t taken that away from him
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@FourWalls (9946)
• United States
27 Jun
@jaboUK -- people with a good sense of humor are fun to be around. No wonder you love him!
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@sueznewz2 (9381)
• Alicante, Spain
26 Jun
Good grief .... i'm glad no one was hurt....and that he could joke about it..., it sounds like they were all very lucky...
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@sueznewz2 Well, you know him - he has a good sense of humour
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@sueznewz2 (9381)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Jun
@jaboUK He has indeed....
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jun
Nice he could joke about it.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@celticeagle He's always been a bit of a joker
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jun
@jaboUK .....I like that type of people. I try to make jokes when I am nervous or in a new situation. I think it helps.
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@mandala100 (25363)
• Hong Kong
26 Jun
@jaboUK That's a good punchline at the end of the story! I think that's a funny and lighter way of approaching such a serious matter.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@mandala100 Yes, it could have had a far more serious outcome, but my husband has always been able to look on the bright side.
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@mandala100 (25363)
• Hong Kong
30 Jun
@jaboUK That's really good to hear.
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@andriaperry (33072)
• Anniston, Alabama
27 Jun
Oh how funny! gald no one was hurt.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@andriaperry It was lucky no-one was hurt and that my husband could laugh about it.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21648)
• United States
27 Jun
Thank goodness no one was hurt.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@Tampa_girl7 Yes, that was fortunate.
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@Juliaacv (23192)
• Canada
27 Jun
I'm glad that she stopped and helped him. Aren't bicycles required to ride on the road, they are here.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@Juliaacv Bikes aren't allowed on the regular footpaths alongside roads, but this is more a general purpose track.
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@ridingbet (37923)
• Philippines
27 Jun
your husband has a very good sense of humor.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@ridingbet That is so true
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@teamfreak16 (36497)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Jun
Glad to hear that he's ok. That's why, when iI'm on my bike, I slow down for blind curves and corners.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun
@teamfreak16 It's only common sense if it's a blind corner, isn't it? That young woman obviously hadn't got much common sense.
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@suziecat7 (3463)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 Jun
He has a sense of humor. Thankfully no one was hurt.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@suziecat7 It was fortunate no-one was hurt, I'm especially pleased that the child was ok.
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@pgntwo (21719)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
26 Jun
I think he was just plain bushed by that one!
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@pgntwo That's up to your normal standard - clever
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@xFiacre (10489)
• Ireland
26 Jun
@jabouk Glad he's ok and retains his sense of humour. I hope the woman is reading your account of what happened!
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@xFiacre Not much chance of that, but I expect she feels quite badly about the incident, so it might help if she realised that he would make a joke of it.
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@amadeo (47896)
• United States
26 Jun
I guess not.He has a sense of humor there.
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@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun
@amadeo He's always had a good sense of humour
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