Elderly man on mobility scooter narrowly avoids being hit by car

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An elderly man nearly caused a disaster while crossing the road on his mobility scooter.

The nerve-racking incident was caught on a motorist's dashcam as they queued for traffic lights in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

As the car with the camera approaches a stationary line of vehicles, the elderly man can be seen waiting to cross the road. The car's occupants remark on his questionable manoeuvre as vehicles on the other side of the road pass close by.

He spots a gap in traffic and makes his move, passing across both lanes. However, as he approaches the pavement, a black Peugeot comes up on the inside of the stationary cars heading towards the left-turn lane for the junction ahead.

Miraculously, the Peugeot driver slams on the brakes just in time to avoid a collision – the elderly man carries on his journey as if nothing ever happened.