Dayton Police Cruiser Hits Woman in Wheelchair While Responding to Crash

04/13/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Dayton, OH — A Dayton police cruiser who was responding to an accident, hit a woman in a motorized wheelchair as she was crossing the road Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The automobile accident occurred on James H. McGee Boulevard and Second Street, reported the Dayton Daily News.

According to officials, the police officer was responding to a non-emergency crash at Bridge Street when the officer hit the 50-year-old woman on north James H. McGee.

The woman, who was in a motorized wheelchair, was trying to cross the divided roadway at Second Street when she was struck.

The officer was reportedly traveling at a normal speed and did not have his lights and sirens activated. Police are still investigating how the accident exactly happened.

The officer suffered scrapes from his air bar deploying and was shaken up.

The woman was transported by responding emergency crews to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A full investigation is underway.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Ohio automobile accident lawyers.

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