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.

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