Woman killed after car hits motorized wheelchair

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

GALVESTON -- Police are investigating a fatal car versus motorized wheelchair accident.

Galveston police say they were called to 53rd Street and Broadway around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials said their initial investigation showed a woman operating a motorized chair traveling south on 53rd Street ran a red light and was hit by a vehicle heading west on Broadway.

The woman was taken to University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she was pronounced dead.

An Assistant Galveston County District Attorney met with investigators at the scene. Charges are not being sought and a blood draw was not performed because there were no signs of drunk driving.

The name of the victim is not being released until family members are notified.

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