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Vehicle Struck Person Riding In A Motorized Wheelchair While Crossing The Street

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File photo of ambulance giving treatment.  (Credit:  American Medical Response)

File photo of ambulance giving treatment. (Credit: American Medical Response)

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say a person riding in a motorized wheelchair was taken to intensive care after being struck by a vehicle.

Police say rescuers responded to the 1600 block of Silverada Boulevard a little after 5 p.m. Monday. Authorities say the rider was lying in the street while a motorized wheelchair was pinned under the vehicle.

The victim was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center.

Officials say it appears the wheelchair was in the street when it was struck. They warn drivers to be especially watchful for pedestrians during sunrise and sunset hours, when visibility is bad.

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