Man in wheelchair struck

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.

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One response to “Man in wheelchair struck

  1. Appleton St has been an extremely dangerous & tricky area to go through for as long as I can remember; people go through the intersection of Appleton & South Sts w/o stopping and/or looking regularly, drive way too fast for a densely- populated area – and if somebody or something gets hit they usually take off!

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