Witnesses told Vernon RCMP she was “flying down the sidewalk.”
The operator herself told police she was going as fast as her motorized scooter could go.
A 49-year-old Vernon woman suffered a shoulder injury and was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment after she was struck by a pickup truck shortly before 2 p.m.
“The woman was northbound on her scooter when she drove in front of an eastbound Chevy pickup that was exiting an alley between 28th and 29th Avenues,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
Two witnesses told police the woman had been “flying down the sidewalk” shortly before being struck by the truck.
The driver of the truck told police he looked both ways before proceeding but did not see the woman on her scooter.
The truck’s driver was not injured.
The scooter operator, who told police she was travelling “at the fastest speed her scooter could go, 30 kilometres/hour,” was issued a violation ticket for her actions in causing the collision.