A three-year-old boy, who was with his grandmother in Weston-super-Mare on Friday, Aug. 12, was reportedly rushed to the hospital after a mobility scooter crashed into him. The police have already launched a search to find the driver.

According to the police, there was "a collision involving a toddler and a mobility scooter." An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said, "The boy was taken to hospital and it is believed he will make a full recovery. We are keen to identify the driver of the mobility scooter which was grey/silver." The driver is believed to be in his 60s. He is also described as a white man of "large build."

The police ask for help from anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the driver's whereabouts. "We are appealing for witnesses after a collision involving a toddler and a mobility scooter in Weston-super-Mare. At around 3:00 p.m. on Friday August 13, a three-year-old boy had been out with his grandmother when the incident happened outside Betfred, on Boulevard," the police said. "If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222198153, or complete our online appeals form."

In early August, an Irish American 16-year-old boy was killed by an alleged drunk driver in Yonkers. The 46-year-old alleged drunk driver, Stephen Dolan, is being held on $250,000 cash bail. Christopher Jack Hackett was killed in a hit-and-run crash while riding his scooter. Hackett's sudden death left his family shocked and devasted.

Dolan was an employee of the City of Yonkers Department of Public Works. He was charged with leaving the scene of accident without reporting — a felony. Police believed Dolan consumed alcohol before the accident and was under the influence of intoxicants.

Hackett was about to start his junior year at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. He was pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center on Aug. 4. His parents decided to donate Hackett's organs. Bernadette Gavin Palmieri, the owner of Gavin's Irish Country Inn and Nellie's in East Durham, where he worked as a waiter, said, "CJ started working for us when he turned 14. He was a phenomenal waiter. I'm finding his loss very difficult because I see him everywhere."

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