Tractor-Trailer Strikes, Kills Man In Wheelchair
Channelview, Texas – Authorities say a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Monday morning in Channelview, Texas.
The fatal scene took place at 11 a.m. on the westbound feeder road of Interstate 10 East Freeway between Sheldon Road and Dell Dale Street, authorities said. Harris County deputies say the driver of the semi-truck was attempting to make a U-turn on Sheldon Road going westbound on the feeder road when the vehicle struck a man in a wheelchair crossing the road.
Deputies said the truck driver, whose identity has not yet been released, claims he never saw the man in the wheelchair. The identity of the victim is also not yet known. It is also unclear why the man was in the road.
Investigators reported the truck driver did not appear to be intoxicated or impaired at the time of the accident and is cooperating with law enforcement officials. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor this story as it develops.
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