Woman left fighting for her life after exhaust falls off scooter

A woman was left fighting for her life after police say the exhaust fell off the scooter she was a passenger on.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 19th September 2016, 9:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 2:06 pm
The Vespa's female passenger was seriously hurt in the crash (Pic: Google)
The Vespa's female passenger was seriously hurt in the crash (Pic: Google)

The 55-year-old, from Southport, was on the back of a Vespa Piaggio when its driver, a 51-year-old man also from Southport, lost control because of the malfunction, a spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said.

She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with life-threatening head and chest injuries. Her riding partner broke his shoulder but was not as badly hurt, she added.

Officers closed the Prom close to Norbreck Castle in North Shore – where the crash happened – at around 2.25pm yesterday.

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It remained shut for almost three hours while accident investigation work was carried out.

Police are appealed for witnesses to come forward. Call 101 quoting log reference number 854 of September 18.