Bizarre moment elderly man, 92, cruises down a busy freeway on a mobility scooter – as traffic hurtles past him at 100km/h
- A 92-year-old man drove his mobility scooter on a busy freeway in Melbourne
- Elderly man ignored motorists requests to stop until he was pulled over by police
- He drove along Monash Freeway which has a 100km/h speed enforcement
A 92-year-old man drove his mobility scooter on a busy freeway and only stopped when he was pulled over by police.
The elderly man was filmed slowly cruising on the side of the Monash Freeway, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, which has a 100km/h speed zone, at about 2.35pm on Friday.
The bizarre encounter was captured by an Audi driver named Bruce, who shared the footage with Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia.
‘Move over. You’re on the freeway… you’re not supposed to be on the freeway,’ a man called Bruce shouts at the elderly scooter driver.
The elderly man was filmed cruising on the side of the Monash Freeway, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, which has a 100km/h speed zone, at about 2.35pm on Friday
But the elderly man yells back and continues to drive along the busy freeway.
Bruce decides to turn on his hazards and trail behind scooter, before calling Victoria Police for help.
‘I just told him to try and pull over and he told me to f*** off,’ Bruce told the police operator.
Bruce’s Dashcam shows he was travelling between 15 and 20 kilometres per hour while following the mobility scooter.
The footage shows other motorists speeding past as the 92-year-old continues to cross from the service lane to the left lane of the freeway.
‘Ah f***ing hell, he’s going back on the road again,’ a frustrated Bruce tells the operator.
The bizarre encounter was captured by an Audi driver named Bruce, who shared the footage with Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia
Bruce is asked what colour the mobility scooter is and responds: ‘There’s only one, they won’t miss it’.
The operator tells Bruce to make sure he doesn’t put himself in any danger but Bruce is equally as concerned for the elderly man.
‘See if I go off around him, he’s going to get collected,’ Bruce says.
A police vehicle is seen pulling up behind the scooter about 15 seconds after Bruce gets off the phone with the operator, allowing the Good Samaritan to continue his journey.
Bruce has been praised on social media for making sure the 92-year-old remained safe.
‘Bruce, you’re a legend, providing cover for the old boy, who clearly has no idea what’s going on,’ one person wrote.
A police vehicle is seen pulling up behind the scooter about 15 seconds after Bruce gets off the phone with the operator, allowing the good Samaritan to continue his journey
‘Excellent work, Bruce! May have saved more than one life there. Kudos to you,’ commented another.
‘Bruce is amazing, such a beautiful, unselfish act of humanity,’ another person said.
The video has clocked up over 400,000 views and 4,000 shares in less than 24 hours.
A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia they responded to reports of a man driving a mobility scooter on the Freeway near Mulgrave at about 3pm.
‘A passing motorist spotted the 92-year-old man merging into traffic in the 100km/h zone and travelled behind him with hazard lights while calling Triple Zero,’ the spokeswoman said in a statement.
‘Police quickly arrived and spoke to the Glen Waverley man and determined he had been reported missing a short time earlier by family members.’
‘He was taken to Glen Waverley Police Station where he was reunited with his family.’