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Thursday, 23 August 2007

Wheelchair baseballers

A very unusual baseball tournament was held in the CSUN G4 parking lot over the weekend. There would usually be a colorful family-packed park with rooting fathers and cheering mothers. What made this game unusual was that all the players were using wheelchairs. The cheering section also helped out.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Scooter user faces thieves

Severely disabled Mark Lee was distraught when his mobility scooter was stolen and he was forced to hobble home on crutches in Witney late at night.

The thoughtless thieves who took the scooter were three teenage girls, who took the £800 machine for a lark. Two of them have now had to confront their victim to face up to the results of their behaviour, in the only case brought so far this year by a specialist youth police officer under the restorative justice system......


Electric Mobility Scooter Goes All-Weather

Take a popular electric scooter and fit a lightweight plastic body on it. Equip it with a windshield wiper, lights and turn signals and presto -- an all-weather mobility aid that looks like a Smart car cut down the middle......


Cash stolen after wheelchair fall

A man has been jailed for three months for stealing from a disabled man who had fallen over in his wheelchair.

Simon Williams, 28, went to the aid of the man who suffered from muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease but stole his wallet with £310 inside.


Monday, 20 August 2007

Flat battery leaves amputee stranded

Amputee David Watts had to be rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance when his new mobility scooter broke down on a cycle path between Chippenham and Lacock.
The 53-year-old from Little Englands had rented the scooter for only six days when it's battery died along the isolated path two miles from his home last Wednesday.

Full story here.