May 15, 2015 - 1:04 PM
VERNON - A person driving a motorized wheelchair was sent to hospital Thursday after being hit by a car.
Const. Daniel Gow says an investigation revealed the car was reversing out of an alleyway onto 30 Street, near A&W, and struck the electric wheelchair, May 14.
The person on the wheelchair suffered minor injuries and has been released from hospital, Gow says.
The driver of the car was handed a ticket for reversing when unsafe, but it appears there was also at least some responsibility on the part of the wheelchair operator, who earned a warning.
Gow says the accident occurred at a non-designated crosswalk, and since electric wheelchairs are considered pedestrians under the Motor Vehicle Act, the individual was warned to be careful about obstructing traffic.
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