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.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: How To Help Fearful Dogs
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.READ MORE: West Chester Barbershop, The Shop On Market Street, Hosts Second Annual Shave-Off For Charity
Police say speed and impairment were not factors in the crash.
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