A 23-year-old Lowell man was cited this evening after he drove his Dodge Neon into the side of a man who was driving his wheelchair in a crosswalk on Appleton Street at South Street at 7:23 p.m.
A police cruiser was parked nearby when the collision occurred between a 23-year-old Lowell man’s Dodge Neon and a 43-year-old Lowell man who was crossing Appleton Street in his wheelchair.
A witness said the impact nearly knocked the wheelchair over, but that the 43-year-old was able to shift his weight and stay on his wheels. The man in the wheelchair, pictured above at right, was taken to Saints Medical Center with minor injuries.
Police and firefighters were called to 431 Central Street, near Charles Street, about 11:35 p.m., for a report that a car had rolled over, and they arrived to find exactly that.
It appears the female driver, whose age and identity were not immediately available, took the turn from Charles Street to Central Street a little too wide and clipped a sign and telephone pole, which caused her Toyota to roll onto its side, according to police.
The woman had a pretty nasty cut on her elbow, but I’m told she otherwise appeared to be okay.
The woman was stuck in the car since it was on its side, so firefighters braced the car so it wouldn’t roll any more, then handed a blanket into the car so the woman could cover herself while firefighters sawed away the windshield. Continue reading