PPD: Vehicle hits pedestrian in wheelchair

Northwest Florida

UPDATE (10:11 p.m.) — PPD provides an update to the incident:

The scene has been fully cleared. The victim has serious injuries but in stable condition. No traffic citations issued to the driver of the vehicle at this time. Pensacola Police would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that the safest way to cross a roadway is via marked crosswalks with traffic controls.

Officer Sturgeon

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A pedestrian in a wheelchair was hit by a vehicle near 6th Avenue and Cervantes Street.

Officer Sturgeon with PPD provided these details:

PPD is currently working a crash involving a pedestrian in a wheelchair struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred near 6th Avenue and Cervantes Street. The westbound lanes of Cervantes Street between 7th Avenue and David Highway are shut down for scene investigation. One eastbound lane on Cervantes Street is open for traffic. The victim was trauma alerted to a nearby hospital. I will advise updates as I receive them.

Officer Sturgeon (PPD)

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