Updated on: 5/9/2019
A man in a wheelchair was struck by a Seattle Public Utilities truck Tuesday afternoon in West Seattle, according to Seattle Police.
The incident occurred around 12:15 p.m. at SW Brandon Street and Delridge Way SW in West Seattle.
Police say a large utilities truck was stopped at a red light and proceeding to make a right turn when it collided with a 55-year-old man in a wheelchair. The man had entered the crosswalk in front of the truck. The impact caused significant injuries to the man.
The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
The driver of the truck did not exhibit any signs of impairment.
The incident remains under investigation.
Location of the Collision
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