Driver strikes man in wheelchair

March 20, 2009 12:28:23 PM PDT
Santa Rosa police said a 24-year-old driver in a Mitsubishi struck a man in a wheelchair this morning at Range Avenue and Guerneville Road but returned to where the accident happened with his father.

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Sgt. Lisa Banayat said the man was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse when the accident occurred around 6 a.m. Police found the car's license plate at the scene and located and towed the vehicle.

The man in the wheelchair suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. A truck driver found the man in the road, Banayat said.

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