Woman riding scooter hit, taken to hospital

Paramedics care for a Penticton woman who was hit by a truck while riding her motorized scooter, shortly after 4 p.m., Friday.

A woman was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Penticton while driving her motorized scooter on the sidewalk.

First responders were called shortly after 4 p.m. to the Super Wash on Main Street, not far from the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said the black truck which struck the woman was attempting to pull out of the parking lot onto Main Street.

“He came up, he hit her,” she said. “His truck went right up on top because it went over. Both front wheels were on top of the wheelchair. Then he started pulling back, and I started screaming for my husband. She was pinned under the vehicle.”

The witness said the woman was bleeding badly from her head and legs.

“She’s pretty seriously hurt,” she said.

Groceries were inside the motorized scooter.

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and was cooperating with police.

When asked by paramedics how fast he was driving, the driver responded, “Like two kilometres.”

The accident is still under investigation.