Victim wants gopher ban
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.