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Man in wheelchair dies after being hit by car

Updated Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 | 11:12 p.m.

Accident

A 58-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a car while trying to cross a street in his motorized wheelchair, Metro Police said.

Around 6 p.m. Thursday, the man was struck by a 2008 Nissan Altima near Jones Boulevard and Moberly Avenue. The driver, 65-year-old Keiko Cubit remained at the scene, and police said she did not seem impaired. Police said the man was not in a crosswalk when he was hit by the car. He was then transported to University Medical Center.

The fatality was the 102nd traffic-related death in the Metro Police jurisdiction this year.

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  1. If he was in a motorized wheelchair, the victim may have been partly at fault. I see them constantly on the streets like a car. If in non-motorized that's a totally different thing.