20 Aug 2018

Woman dies after clothing jams mobility scooter

1:28 pm on 20 August 2018

A woman has died in Bay of Plenty after her clothes got caught in her mobility scooter.

Emergency services were called to Gravatt Road in Tauranga shortly before 10am today.

Police said it appeared an item of her clothing got caught in one of the wheels of the mobility scooter and she lost consciousness.

People nearby tried to help her before emergency services arrived, however she could not be revived.

Her death will be referred to the Coroner.