Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Loveland, Colorado: a woman dies after her wheelchair is struck by a car

From Fox Colorado:

LOVELAND – A 54-year-old woman died Monday after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy road in a motorized wheelchair.
Authorities in Loveland say the woman was attempting to cross Highway 287 near 62nd Street -where there is no crosswalk or signal- at about 10:30 a.m. She was hit by a 39-year-old woman driving southbound on 287, causing massive injuries.
The victim, identified as Deborah McCoul of Loveland, was transported to McKee Medical Center and pronounced dead later in the afternoon.
Loveland Police say there is no indication drugs or alcohol were involved and the driver was not arrested.