SHOCKED: Vimal and his mum, Vera, who can’t believe what has happened to her during a routine shopping trip.A 76-year-old Singleton resident is recovering at home from multiple serious injuries after three childrenpushed her off a mobility scooter on Saturday morning while she made her way back home from a routine shopping trip.
The dark blue scooter she was riding.
Only 500 metresfromher home on Castlereagh Street,a group of four young children on push scooters approached Vera Nottleas she was travelling downPrimrose Lane at about 9am.
MrsNottle says she gave way to the group – consisting of three older children and a younger one – andthey passed her.
However, moments laterthe three older children were at her side and pushed her off the scooter and onto the ground.
With blood gushing from a wound above her eye, pain in her left wrist, and sore ribs on her right side, she managed to make her way home.
Her shocked son,Vimal who resistedthe temptation to chase down the perpetrators and take the law into his own hands, took her straight to Singleton Hospital.
At the hospitalthe gash above her eye was stitchedand after various x-rays taken, she was transferred to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.
A doctor’s report The Argus was shown says she has a fractured left wrist, right maxilla fracture (nose and cheek area) and a broken 5thand 6thrib (right side).
She says the younger child became upset when the older boys pushed her off the scooter and begged them to stop.
“The smaller child actually helped me back up before the older boys ran off,” Mrs Nottle says.
Scene of the crime at Primrose Lane.
“They were actually trying to push the scooter over; and it would have fallen on top of me but he protested.”
Hunter Valley Duty Officer, Inspector Joanne Schultz, is asking the community for assistance.
“Understandably, this lady is distressed by the incident – her family is extremely upset – and we believe the Singleton community will be horrified to think this has happened in their town,” Insp Schultz says.
“Police are appalled by this report and are committed to find those responsible”
“We are very keen to speak with anyone who may have information about the incident, and believe four boys – aged around 12 or 13 and who were in the vicinity of Primrose Lane at the time – may be able to help police with this investigation.
“Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Singleton Police or Crime Stoppers.”
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Vimalsays his mother whois on strong painkillers is lucky to be alive and has a long road ahead in terms of her recovery.
“She will have to attend the fracture clinic in Maitland to assess the extentof her injuries this week but the big worry is her ribs and possible pneumonia,” he says.