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July 23, 2014

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Man in wheelchair dies after being struck by car in western valley

Fatal accident

A 56-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair who was struck by a car Monday morning has died.

Metro Police said the man, whose identity has not been released, died at 4:45 p.m. at University Medical Center’s trauma unit.

The accident happened shortly before 11 a.m. on Flamingo Road, about 10 feet west of Duneville Street, police said.

The preliminary investigation indicates the man in the motorized wheelchair entered the westbound travel lane of Flamingo Road and was struck by an oncoming 2007 Chrysler 300, police said.

The driver of the Chrysler, a 68-year-old man from California, was not injured, police said.

The accident was the 41st traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas this year. It remains under investigation by Metro’s accident investigation section.

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