“Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Collision”
RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA (April 7, 2017) – A pedestrian in a wheelchair was involved in a vehicle collision on South China Lake Boulevard near Upjohn Avenue Friday morning, according to the Ridgecrest Police Department. (map)
The accident took place on South China lake Boulevard, when the driver of a Toyota pickup was pulling out of the Golden Ox Restaurant driveway and collided with a pedestrian in a wheelchair traveling the wrong way, according to Ridgecrest Police Sgt. Mike Atkins.
The wheelchair was pinned underneath the Toyota. The Kern County Fire Department was called to remove the wheelchair via airbags. The wheelchaired pedestrian sustained injuries and was taken to a local hospital, however, the severity of those injuries were not released at the time of the accident. No other information pertaining to the driver of the Toyota nor the accident was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.
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