Witnesses tell how 75-year-old woman suffered head injury as she fell out of mobility scooter in Gosport

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PEOPLE have spoken of their shock at seeing a woman fall out of her mobility scooter into a bollard.

Denise Norster was working in a nearby fish and chip shop when the 75-year-old woman, who suffered a head injury, came off her scooter close to the crossing to the ferry terminal in South Street, Gosport.

The scene of the accident

The scene of the accident

She rushed to help and gave first aid before paramedics and the air ambulance arrived.

She said: ‘She headbutted the blue bollard. I went over and helped out.

‘I tried to keep her still, she was fine, she was in shock.

‘I shouted to the other waitress to phone an ambulance.’

Police at the scene said the air ambulance had been called as a precaution. The woman was taken to hospital.

PC Neil Lancaster, from Fratton Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘A lady has been knocked over, she sustained a head injury deemed not to be life-threatening.

‘We’re doing our usual investigation.’

He added that police were speaking to another vehicle driver after the crash yesterday. It happened at around 12.30pm.

Witness Sandra Gouge, 37, from Gosport, said: ‘I heard the bang.’