Man, 96, badly injured after ‘hit and run’ MOBILITY SCOOTER driver knocks him to the floor in Archway

Chris O'Neil required medical attention this morning. Picture: Sheelagh Culverhouse

Chris O'Neil required medical attention this morning. Picture: Sheelagh Culverhouse - Credit: Archant

Police are hunting a driver who knocked a 96-year-old unconscious in a hit-and-run – on a mobility scooter.

Chris O’Neil required seven stitches after suffering a huge gash where he hit his head on the pavement near Archway station.

Mr O’Neil remains shaken and required medical attention this morning at his home in Ringmer Gardens, off Hornsey Road.

It happened at about 9.30am on May 12 after Mr O’Neil got off a bus.

Now his family want to contact two young women who stopped to care and call an ambulance for him.

Daughter Sheelagh Culverhouse, 58, of Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire, said police told her they were investigating.

“According to my dad, the chap on the scooter came round the corner and ploughed into him,” she said. “It did not stop.

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“Apparently, he was wearing sunglasses so I don’t know if that impaired his vision. But at the same time, my dad’s 13-and-a-half stone. He’s a big bloke and quite easy to see.

“He was unconscious on the pavement and thankfully two very kind ladies stopped to help him and call an ambulance for the Whittington Hospital.

“I’ve heard they were young and I’m very thankful and impressed at what they did, as often people don’t want to know. He would like to thank them himself so we would love to get in touch with them.”

Mrs Culverhouse added: “Equally, the person driving the scooter also needs to be made aware. He had a big gash to the back of the head. He’s 96 and this could have been worse.

“He’s still shaken and reluctant to go out, apart from across the road to buy a newspaper.”

Did you help Mr O’Neil? Call the Gazette newsdesk on 020 8477 3776.

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