One dead after car strikes man in wheelchair

(WISH Photo/Sarah Haeberle)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – One person died after a car struck a pedestrian in a motorized wheel chair on Cold Spring and Michigan roads Sunday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officials said.

The crash happened around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday.

Witnesses told police the man in the motorized wheelchair attempted to cross all lanes of Michigan Road.

EMS personnel arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The man’s identity had not yet been released as of Monday morning.

The driver of the vehicle did stop to check on the victim. The driver was taken to the hospital for a standard blood draw.

Police say speed and alcohol were not believed to have been factors in the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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