An elderly man in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a car on the corner of Palm and 11th Avenue on Friday afternoon, July 31.

The man was attempting to cross Palm and started from behind the 933 bus, which was at a scheduled stop to let off passengers. As the man cleared the back of the bus, he was struck by a dark metallic silver sedan with two women inside. The sedan was making a right turn onto Palm from 11th Avenue.

The wheelchair spun around 360 degrees, and the man fell to the ground. The two women got out and helped the man to his feet, while I maneuvered his chair back into position for him to sit back down. The woman who was driving stayed to help the man, while the passenger got into the car and left.

When asked if he was okay, the man replied that he was and refused assistance, although he was bleeding profusely from his right elbow. He started to wheel away, but the woman made him stay. Another bystander had called the police, which arrived in about four minutes.


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