Vic­tim wants go­pher ban

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

A WOMAN who was knocked down by an elec­tric mo­bil­ity scooter at the Madding­ton Plaza shop­ping centre says they should be banned from shop­ping malls.

The 77-year-old Kelmscott res­i­dent had just got off the bus and was about to visit Kmart when some­thing rammed into the back of her legs, caus­ing her to fall hard on to the con­crete floor.

An­gela, who did not want her sur­name pub­lished, was taken to Ar­madale hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance and was there for eight hours.

“I was in so much pain, I looked up and I thought ‘What the hell is hap­pen­ing?’ An­gela said.

“I kept say­ing no am­bu­lance, I don’t want an am­bu­lance, but some­one called one any­way.”

“I had a big, swollen lump and was in so much pain, they had to give me a locum in­jec­tion for overnight.

“I have a big bruise still there and my foot was black for a while. It’s still grey and it’s been nearly three weeks.”

A spokes­woman for Madding­ton Cen­tral told Com­ment News that the shop­ping centre was aware of the ac­ci­dent.

Only mo­torised wheel­chairs not ca­pa­ble of do­ing more than 10km/h were al­lowed in the centre, in ac­cor­dance with Main Roads WA guide­lines.

“The safety and well­be­ing of our cus­tomers is al­ways im­por­tant,” she said.

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