Woman, 90, in wheelchair struck, killed in Texas

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio police say a 90-year-old woman using a motorized wheelchair has died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a street.

A police report identifies the dead woman as Erna Zwicke (ZWIH’-kee) of San Antonio. Police says she was crossing busy Fredericksburg Road just after 7 a.m. Tuesday when she rolled in front of a vehicle that had just topped a hill. The report said Zwicke’s hearing was impaired and she apparently didn’t hear the car approach or the driver sound her horn. The driver was unable to change lanes and avoid the impact.

Zwicke died shortly upon arrival at University Hospital nearby.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that struck the woman stopped and no charges were filed. The accident site does not have a crosswalk.

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