Brighton tourist on mobility scooter gets lost, ends up on dual carriageway

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Brighton tourist on mobility scooter gets lost, ends up on dual carriageway


A Brighton tourist was left "very distressed" after getting lost and ending up driving along two 70mph dual carriageways on his mobility scooter.

The 62-year-old man was physically unharmed but "very distressed" when police pulled him over as he tried to cross the A23, near Pyecombe.

A number of motorists called the police after spotting the man on the motorway near Brighton, heading north towards Gatwick.

According to The Argus, it is believed the man, who is staying in a hotel in Brighton, got lost near the city's train station, and accidentally ended up on the motorway - on his 8mph scooter.

A Sussex Police officer who was called to the scene told The Argus: "We received several calls about a male on a mobility scooter on the A27.

"A quick hunt located him, heading up the A23 near Pyecombe. He was somewhat cold and confused. He seems to have got lost around Brighton Station and ended up by the side of the dual carriageway.

"Fortunately we were been able to arrange a ride for him and his nearly dead scooter back into Brighton to thaw out.

"All's well that ends well."

Source: The Argus

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