April 23, 2009

Wrong turn: Scooter flagged on 70 mph road

British police said an 89-year-old man took a wrong turn on his mobility scooter and wound up on a 70 mph motorway.

Officers said they took the man home Tuesday after maintenance workers found him traveling 8 mph on the shoulder of the M20 in Cheriton, England, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

I could not believe it when I saw him casually driving towards us. It was frightening, but when we stopped him he was determined to carry on along the M20, said a maintenance worker who asked not to be named. He said he had been shopping in Cheriton, but mistakenly taken the wrong junction and ended up on the motorway.