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.


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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