BATTLING ON: Member for Ipswich West Sean Choat is still kicking along despite his leg injury sustained in the Ulysses Toy Run on the weekend.
BATTLING ON: Member for Ipswich West Sean Choat is still kicking along despite his leg injury sustained in the Ulysses Toy Run on the weekend. Rob Williams

MP on crutches after scooter accident

HE has a busted foot, wears a giant moon boot and is on crutches, but Ipswich West MP Sean Choat isn't letting that stop him representing the people of his electorate at a cracking pace.

Mr Choat came to grief on his 50cc scooter while parking after the Ulysses Club Toy Run on Sunday.

He will be out of his moon boot in six to eight weeks and, after physiotherapy, is already back in his office and out on the road in his trusty ute.

On Tuesday Mr Choat went to a playgroup opening at Fernvale, then on to the Riverlink police beat opening before attending a UQ graduation for eight medical students.

Yesterday he was at Ipswich North State School graduation and then onto the PCYC for another function and today he will be going to his mentor Councillor Neil Zabel's funeral.

Mr Choat had just arrived at Ipswich Showgrounds after Sunday's toy run when the accident occurred

"I parked my scooter on the grass, but when I got off I got my foot caught in the stand. As I turned, my foot got caught and down I went," he said.

"I heard a bit of a crack and rode the scooter home. But at 9.30 that night I realised I'd done a bit of damage. I got an x-ray and I've torn a ligament and a fragment of bone off. It was interesting thing to see me on my scooter amongst all these big Harleys. The residents were giving me a thumbs up and a wave. It must have looked quite funny.

"People were good enough to vote for me, so I've got to keep going. Everyone has setbacks, but I am going to be OK."



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