I'm beginning to think that "The last of the summer wine" is a documentary. Last evening I was called to visit and old friend, now in her eighties, because she had injured her leg in an accident. When I arrived at her flat she had a huge bruise distorting her calf, and could not stand on the injured leg.
The reason-- she had been trying out an electric scooter becuase she has not been out much after a stroke last year, the weather was good, and a friend suggested she try it out. All went well on the ride up the hill, but on the return the scooter sped up and she could not let go her death-grip on the throttle!
End result-- she crushed her leg betwen the body of the scooter and the hub of a 4WD parked kerbside.
I admitted her to exclude a tibial fracture, but she was in very good spirits when I left. When I called for the ambulace to take her to A&E for her review the call handler wondered if her scooter had been the sort with the go faster stripes!