Elderly woman navigates busy traffic in Memphis on mobility scooter

A mobility scooter was an unusual vehicle during Friday's rush hour in Memphis.
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A mobility scooter was an unusual vehicle during Friday's rush hour in Memphis.

Credit: Matt Cardy

Credit: Matt Cardy

A woman alarmed drivers in Memphis on Friday night as she drove a mobility scooter onto a dangerous highway. The woman, who appeared to be in her 70s or 80s, was seen driving around 7 p.m. The incident was recorded live on Facebook.

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The video was being filmed as a cry for help. Facebook user, Towanna Murphy, asked her friends to please share the information with police as she followed the woman onto I-240.

"Whoever is watching this video, please call 911, so we can get this lady where she's going,” Murphy said.

The video ended with a Memphis police officer working to assist the woman off the scooter, but she refused to comply.

Police said the woman is now safe and with officers.

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