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Man in motorized wheelchair struck by semi

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man in a motorized wheelchair is in life-threatening condition after being struck by the wheels of a semi-truck on a sidewalk.

The man was hit at the intersection of 8th and Pearl streets in Springfield, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Det. Washington.

The truck's wheels went up onto the sidewalk at 8th and Pearl, striking the man as he sat in his motorized wheelchair at the corner of the intersection.

The man was transported to UF Health at Jacksonville in life-threatening condition.

The truck left the scene, but Washington said police suspect that the driver didn't know he hit anyone.

According to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office press release, the semi-truck is described as a red tractor with a dirty white trailer and cursive script writing in blue or black on the rear doors of the trailer. There is also a gold color vehicle that was traveling south on Pearl Street at the time of the crash.

JSO Detectives would like to speak with the driver of the gold vehicle who may have attempted to stop the truck and have additional information regarding the case.

JSO is continuing to investigate the incident and First Coast News will update the story as more information becomes available.


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