Truck strikes motorized wheelchair user in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A truck hit a man in a motorized wheelchair as he moved along the road Monday night.

Springfield police say the man was moving against traffic near the intersection of Walnut Street and North Grand Avenue at around 8:53 p.m. when it happened. The person had to be hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man was moving in a westbound direction as traffic went eastbound.

Officers did not say provide specific details about the man’s injuries.

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