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Elderly Man In Motorized Wheelchair Fatally Struck By Car In Bensalem

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BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — An elderly suburban Philadelphia man is dead after police say his motorized wheelchair was struck while he crossed a busy roadway.

Bensalem police identified the man as 82-year-old Raymond Smith, of Bristol.

Investigators say Smith was not in a crosswalk when he tried to cross Street Road near a middle school on Thursday afternoon. Two motorists stopped after seeing Smith but authorities say a man traveling in the outermost lane didn’t see him, leading to the collision.

Smith was pronounced dead at a Philadelphia hospital.

Police say speed and impairment were not factors in the crash.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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