Pedestrian Hit In The Road
The accident happened Tuesday night just before 9:00 P.M. on Northeast 28th Avenue near Main Street.
Authorities say a motorist was driving down the street and did not see a pedestrian and a handicapped person in a motorized wheelchair who were crossing the road.
The driver swerved and was able to miss the pedestrian, but struck the wheelchair, throwing it's rider several feet.
The car then landed in a ditch, and the driver had to be pulled from the vehicle by emergency crews.
"We're in the middle of an investigation so it's really a little difficult for us to say whether or not there are any charges that are pending. This is a dark roadway. We have to determine what the speed was and do some other analysis of the situation to determine whether or not charges would be appropriate, and what charges would be appropriate at this time," Lt. Lonnie Scott from the Gainesville Police Department said.
The name, sex, and age of the people involved have not been released by police.
Authorities say the driver of the vehicle and the person in the wheelchair both suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
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