Man in wheelchair hit, killed crossing Phoenix street Friday - Tucson News Now

Man in wheelchair hit, killed crossing Phoenix street Friday

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A man in a motorized wheelchair died after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Phoenix late Friday night.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 40th street and Greenway Parkway.

Thompson said although the man in a wheelchair was crossing the intersection northbound in the crosswalk, he was crossing against the light.

A 22-year-old woman driving westbound in a 1993 Mercury struck the man in the middle of the road, said Thompson.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

Impairment is not believed to be a factor at this time.

The intersection was closed for the investigation until late Saturday morning.

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