Shocking moment hit-and-run van driver smashes into elderly mobility scooter rider as he crosses junction
- An elderly man is knocked from his scooter in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
- A white van turns right and ploughs into him as he is knocked from his scooter
- Van driver speeds away as the man was taken to hospital with minor injuries
A disabled man on a mobility scooter was knocked over and pushed along the road by a hit-and-run van driver in shocking footage.
The clip, filmed on CCTV, shows an elderly man trying negotiate traffic to cross busy Mere Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester on Sunday.
As the scooter driver reaches the middle of the road, a white van suddenly turns right and smashes into him.
An elderly man tries to cross a busy Mere Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester on Sunday
The sudden impact knocks the man sideways as he is shunted along the road before being thrown from the scooter onto the ground.
His walking stick and scooter are sent flying as he ends up lying in a crumpled heap beside the pavement.
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After the shocking collision, the van driver get out the vehicle to check on the victim before scarpering back to his vehicle and speeding away.
Passersby gather round to help the elderly man who was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
A white van suddenly turns right and ploughs in to him and throws him from his scooter
The man is knocked sideways and onto the road as his walking stick and scooter are sent flying
The incident is believed to have been filmed on Sunday and was uploaded online.
It was captioned with: ‘Help find this culprit. Shouldn’t be on the road for driving. Ban for life.’
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Police were called just after 1.35pm to a collision between a mobility scooter and a white Peugeot van on Sunday March 31.
‘Investigations are currently on going and so far there has been no arrest.’
The spokesman added that the rider of the mobility scooter was taken to hospital but was found to have suffered only minor injuries.
The van driver briefly checks on the victim before scarpering back to his vehicle and speeding away
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