Police: Angry driver rams disabled man’s scooter

SEATTLE - A disabled West Seattle man was riding his mobility scooter in the bike lane along Alki when he claims he was intentionally rammed by the driver of a pickup who wanted him off the road, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The man was riding his scooter in the bike lane in the 1100 block of Alki Avenue Southwest around 3 p.m. Tuesday when a pickup pulled up next to him.

According to the police report for the incident, the driver of the pickup started berating him – cussing at him, telling him to get off the road, and giving him the finger.

The man told officers the pickup then pulled up behind him and intentionally rear-ended his scooter, leaving his scooter with a lightly damaged cargo box and him with a potentially sprained wrist.

According to the report, the man is visually impaired and couldn’t get the license plate number of the pickup or give officers a good description of the driver.