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People in wheelchairs hit by driver on dark road, TPD says

Posted at 8:16 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 21:16:15-05

Tulsa police say two people in wheelchairs were struck by a vehicle in the 800 block of N. 89th E. Ave. in an "unfortunate accident."

An officer told 2 Works For You the couple were having to use the street because their wheelchairs couldn't get to the sidewalk due to an open gate blocking access. A vehicle headed north couldn't see the dark wheelchairs, plus oncoming lights affected visibility, police said. 

The couple were transported to a local hospital by EMSA, but no word on their condition. The officer said it's possible the man suffered a broken leg. 

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