Police ticket man in scooter chair after accident

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury police gave a 76-year-old man a ticket after he was struck by a car and knocked out of his scooter chair.

Police told the Republican-American of Waterbury that Thomas Galvin was driving his motorized scooter on Thomaston Avenue when he was struck Tuesday afternoon by a car leaving a gas station. Galvin was knocked onto the pavement and was helped by witnesses before being brought to a hospital with minor injuries.

Officers cited Galvin for improper operation of a motor-driven cycle on a roadway and violation of a permit provision. Authorities say Galvin didn't have the required medical prescription to operate that kind of mechanized chair.

The driver of the car that struck Galvin was not cited.


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