A battered and bruised pensioner has told how she was in collision with a man driving a disabled scooter the wrong way down a one-way street in Clacton town centre.

The 76-year-old, who did not want to be named, warned others to keep a careful watch for similar vehicles on the roads.

The woman told how she was standing at the end of Jackson Road, opposite the new hospice site.

She said. "Because it is a one-way street I did not look to my right as there should not be any traffic coming from that direction. As I stepped into the road the scooter collided with me and I was left crumpled up in the middle of the road. It did not even stop and carried on into the stream of oncoming cars."

The pensioner said that two women rushed over to her and helped her up. They took her into a nearby cafe and gave her a cup of tea and persuaded her to go to Clacton Hospital for a check-up.

"The doctor saw me and confirmed that there were no broken bones -- just a fair amount of brusing," she added.

"My legs, arms and hips are still very sore and I am still quite shocked. I feel as though I have gone a couple of rounds with Mike Tyson."

The pensioner said the only description she could give was that the scooter was a dark colour and the man driving it had glasses and a flat cap.

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