Elderly woman injured after bag gets snagged on passing lorry

An elderly woman has been seriously injured in a freak accident after a bag she was carrying got caught on a passing lorry, causing her to be pulled to the ground.

The injured woman, who is believed to be in her 80s, was travelling in her mobility scooter at the time of the accident when her bag got snagged on a passing vehicle. The accident happened at around 1pm and fortunately there were witnesses who quickly helped the woman and called emergency services.

She was assessed by paramedics who then took her to hospital for further treatment. Her condition is not known at this stage.

Police confirmed: “An 86-year-old woman travelling in a mobility scooter along the pavement had her back bag caught up in the lorry as it went past and she was thrown to the ground causing a serious head injury.”

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