Woman, 77, seriously injured after being pushed off mobility scooter

A WOMAN has been hospitalised with serious injuries after being pushed off her mobility scooter in Singleton.

Police have been told that the 77-year-old woman was riding the scooter on Primrose Lane about 8.15am on Saturday, when she was passed by four boys.

One of them allegedly pushed her onto the road, with the woman suffering a fractured cheekbone, a broken wrist and two broken ribs.


The woman was taken to Singleton Hospital for treatment and was transferred to John Hunter Hospital, while the boys ran from the scene.

Hunter Valley Duty Officer, Inspector Joanne Schultz, is now asking the community for assistance to track down those responsible.

“Understandably, this lady is distressed by the incident – her family is extremely upset – and we believe the Singleton community will be horrified to think this has happened in their town,” Insp Schultz said.

“We are very keen to speak with anyone who may have information about the incident, and believe four boys – aged around 12 or 13 and who were in the vicinity of Primrose Lane at the time – may be able to help police with this investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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