Seeking witnesses to trolley hit in Tamworth Shoppingworld 

A FAMILY is calling for witnesses to an incident at a Tamworth shopping centre earlier this year in which a 90-year-old woman was knocked over by a delivery trolley and injured.

Joyce Johnson was at Tamworth Shoppingworld with her daughter Linda Wilson about 9.30am on the morning of May 30 when she says she was hit and pushed to the ground by a man pushing a delivery trolley loaded with boxes, near the toilets.

“He came around the corner too quick; he must have done the way he hit me,” Mrs Johnson said.

She told The Leader as a result of the accident she suffered a chipped bone in her right shoulder that required ongoing care from her GP and a physiotherapist, as well as weekly home help.

Mrs Johnson, a pensioner, wants some recompense for the medical expenses the accident has incurred but claims the response to her demands is a denial that the man in question is at fault.

Instead, she said, the other party claims she stumbled and fell in front of the trolley, and their insurance company reportedly said the injury to her shoulder was osteoarthritis.

About four people saw the accident and the centre’s management has been asked to provide their witness statements to her solicitor, but they have reportedly refused to do so.

“They should acknowledge they’ve done the wrong thing at least,” Mrs Wilson said.

Anyone who might have witnessed the accident has been asked to call Mrs Wilson on 6762 6002 or 0405 681 137.

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