Southport woman left fighting for her life after exhaust falls off scooter September 19th, 2016 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Southport woman left fighting for her life after exhaust falls off scooter The 55-year-old Southport woman was on the back of a Vespa Piaggio when its driver, a 51-year-old man also from Southport, lost control because of the malfunction, a spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said. The woman was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with life-threatening head and chest injuries. Her riding partner broke his shoulder but was not as badly hurt, she added. Officers closed the Prom close to Norbreck Castle in North Shore – where the crash happened – at around 2.25pm yesterday. The road remained shut for almost three hours while accident investigation work was carried out. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Call 101 quoting log reference number 854 of September 18. Credit: The Blackpool Gazette Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!