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A viral video on social media Friday showed the moment an elderly woman merged onto a busy freeway while traveling on a mobility scooter, complete with oxygen tank.
A woman who appears to be in her 70s-80s was seen driving a mobility scooter onto a dangerous Memphis highway Friday evening around 7 p.m. The terrifying incident was filmed live for Facebook.
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The video was being filmed as a cry for help. The Facebook user, Towanna Murphy, asked her followers to please share the information with police as she followed the woman onto Interstate-240. “Whoever is watching this video, please call 9-1-1, so we can get this lady where she’s going,” said Murphy. source
The video ended with a Memphis police officer working to assist the woman off of the scooter, but she refused to comply.
We reached out to police regarding the video. They told us the woman is now safe and with officers.
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