Man in Wheelchair Struck and Killed by Car in Kips Bay

By Patrick Hedlund on May 18, 2012 7:12am 

A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a car on East 23rd Street near Second Avenue early Fri., May 18, 2012.
A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a car on East 23rd Street near Second Avenue early Fri., May 18, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — An elderly man in a wheelchair was struck and killed crossing a Kips Bay street early Friday morning, authorities said.

The 76-year-old victim was hit on East 23rd Street near Second Avenue shortly after 1 a.m., NYPD and FDNY officials said. He was discovered lying in the street with severe injuries to his body, police said.

Cops explained the man was crossing East 23rd Street south to north in the middle block when an Acura driven by a 72-year-old woman traveling westbound struck him.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

The driver stayed at the scene, and there is no criminality suspected, police added.

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