Thursday, December 04, 2008

Palo Alto, California: woman killed while crossing the street in her wheelchair

Palo Alto, California - A 66-year-old woman was struck and killed while she was crossing a street in her wheelchair by a woman driving a small sport utility vehicle in Palo Alto on Tuesday, CBS News reports. Phyllis Seidman, who had multiple sclerosis, was struck while crossing Cowper Street at Embarcadero Road around 3:15 p.m. The driver of the SUV was headed north on Cowper Street when the accident happened. Ms Seidman was taken to the hospital where she died about six hours later. According to police, Ms Seidman had at least one daughter and was known to travel the city in her wheelchair with a white dog that died earlier this year. The driver and her son were not injured.

The full report is here ...