A DISABLED woman had her scooter fall on top of her leg outside an Ayr hotel after it hit an ‘out of place’ drain.

Ann Hope, 51, suffered nasty injuries to her leg after the heavy vehicle landed on top of her leg at 9.30am on Friday, September 4.

Ayrshire Roads Alliance have promised to look into the drain which the wheels of Ann’s scooter clipped.

She was heading home after a trip to Ayr with her husband Stephen when the traumatic incident took place.

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She told the Advertiser: “I was coming out of the Mercure Hotel, I have to use the back entrance. It’s a small hill.

“I was going down it then when I turned the corner I went flying over the bar.

“My scooter landed on top of my leg, my husband said I was lucky that I never fell onto the road if there was a car coming. It could have a lot worse.”

“My breath was taken from me, I was surprised I never fainted. I was in shock, screaming in pain.

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“I thought my legs were gushing of blood, but it was all the bruising and the pain that I instantly felt.”

Ann, from Glasgow, has praised an off-duty paramedic and bus driver who instantly rushed over to her aid. Now she wants to find the pair to thank them properly.

Ann said: “The two men came to my aid. They lifted me up and offered to take me to into hospital.

“They rushed over to help straight away. I thought they were both paramedics, but my husband told me one of them was a bus driver.

“ I just let them pick me up – the whole scooter landed on top of my legs as I went down.

“Because I live in Glasgow I just wanted to get home. It was all the bruising that started coming out.”

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Ann hit out at a drain which was out of place which she claims her wheels clipped before throwing her off the scooter and onto the ground.

She suffered soft tissue damage along her “good” leg and spent five hours in hospital last Monday getting x-rayed.

Anne insisted: “The drain needs fixed. I really don’t want this happening to someone else.”

Ayrshire Roads Alliance have now confirmed they have carried out an inspection and will fix the displaced drain.

Kevin Braidwood, Interim Head of Roads said: “At the outset, I would like to say how sorry I was to hear of this incident.

“As soon as I was informed of the incident, I ensured that an inspection was carried out as a matter of urgency.

“Following the inspection a line has been issued and work will be undertaken shortly.”

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