Man in hospital after scooter crash
A man has been taken to Palmerston North Hospital after being thrown from his scooter in a crash in Terrace End this afternoon.
Emergency services were called turned to the corner of Fitzroy St and Main St at about 1.45pm, where a red Toyota Prado had collided with back of the scooter, throwing the scooter driver onto the road.
Constable Tina Lord said the 53-year-old scooter driver had minor whiplash and was being treated in hospital as a precautionary matter.
Lord said both the scooter and the Prado were turning left onto Main St and as the Prado accelerated they had collided.
She described the crash as a "nose-to-tail."
The scooter driver's partner Shelley said the crash was a scary moment.
"My neighbour saw it and she was like 'holy hell'.
"She came running over to tell me what had happened and then I was running.
"I think he will be OK but I always tell him, you've just got to be so careful on a scooter."
- Manawatu Standard
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