Man Knocked From Scooter Chair, Ticketed


WATERBURY, Conn., (UPI) — A 76-year-old Connecticut man who was knocked from his scooter chair when it was struck by a car was ticketed by police.

Police said Thomas Galvin was driving his motorized chair north in the southbound lane of Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury about 4 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria exiting a gas station, the Waterbury Republican American reported Wednesday.

An ambulance took Galvin to Saint Mary’s Hospital, where he was treated for non-serious injuries.

Galvin was issued citations for improper operation of a motor-driven cycle on the roadway and violation of a permit provision. Police said Galvin does not have a medical prescription for the chair.

The driver of the Ford, who remained at the scene until police arrived, was not ticketed.

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