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Calgary scooter guy picks up new set of wheels

The man filmed riding his scooter through the snow along Deerfoot Trail, now has a newer, warmer, set of wheels.

Diedrich Penner given a 2010 Dodge Charger by Automaxx

Deidrich Penner picked up a 2010 Dodge Charger on Saturday from Automaxx in Calgary. 0:28

A man filmed riding his scooter through the snow along Deerfoot Trail now has a newer, warmer, set of wheels.

Diedrich Penner picked up a 2010 Dodge Charger on Saturday from a used car dealer, a week after video of his risky ride made the rounds on social media.

"Risking your life, driving down the Deerfoot on a scooter in the snow was something that we wanted to reach out and help someone with," said Automaxx manager Chris Thin.

Penner has a vehicle, but shares the car with his mother, and was often left with only his scooter to get around, despite the snow.

Having something a little more reliable will make life easier, said Penner.

"I'm totally excited from the bottom of my soul," he said.

"Just a huge sense of excitement, joy, a sense of security and a bright outlook for the future."

A GoFundMe page was also set up by Virgin Radio personality Tyler Hall, raising $6,865 of its $15,000 goal.

Hall has said the money will be used to cover insurance and gas costs.

With files from Terri Trembath