A man was captured on video surveillance and twice mowed down by a retiree in a mobility scooter outside a national bank in Bourne.
April Yardley was in her parlor when a colleague asked if she could check out her CCTV footage after catching a glimpse of a man on the floor looking outside.
The footage shows the young boy coming out of Nationwide Bank and the mobility scooter racing towards him at the last moment.
Instead of waiting for the OAP to be over, the man rushes out of the building society entrance.
He is then thrown on his back as the scooter rams into him and appears to have his foot trapped under the vehicle’s front wheel.
Passers-by rush to his aid, but the “phantom driver” continues to press the gas pedal and drives towards the victim a second time, just as he is trying to get back on his feet.
The chaos draws a huge crowd as pedestrians attempt to prevent the retiree from driving into the boy a third time – so that he can eventually hobble off the scene.
Salon manager April said her team was “hysterical” as she reiterated the calamity that struck Main Street on December 30th.
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April’s 40-year-old friend Aaron Jesson branded the clip “Comedy Gold” and declared “Nobody’s Safe” while sharing it on Facebook – where it went viral with 6,400 likes, comments and shares.
April said, “When we looked back we were like ‘omg, he completely ran him over’ – all the girls were hysterical and watching it.
“When he walked out of the bank he put his foot down so he tried to think – ‘Oh God, I’m going’ and then he hit him and just ran over him – it’s just the way he falls on the floor .
“Then everyone came over, regardless of Covid – there must have been about ten people around him trying to get the little man on his scooter away from him.
“I just couldn’t believe the man was going on – I couldn’t believe he hadn’t stopped because he was still running over him when he was actually parked on top of him.”
The 28-year-old said she has spoken to the boy since then and his ankle was injured and grazed from the incident – but he managed to make fun of it and was also hysterical.
April said, “It’s funny because he’s known like one of the guys and we said ‘yeah, we just caught you on CCTV when you got run over’ – he couldn’t stop laughing.
“When Aaron came back [to the salon] he was like ‘what’s up?’ He couldn’t stop laughing.
“The video went crazy – we didn’t expect it to go so viral – people wrote music on it and we got tagged many times in that video.
“Haven’t caught anything funny yet – but I think we’ll see it now after a Friday and Saturday night when the pubs reopen.
“I said to the young girl upstairs, ‘on the right, take care of everything’.”