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Woman in wheelchair struck, killed by vehicle in Van Nuys

January 20, 2013 | 10:28 am

A woman in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed by a motorist Saturday evening in Van Nuys, police said.

The woman was traveling west on Haynes Street in an unmarked crosswalk about 5:50 p.m. when she was hit by a Mercedes traveling south on Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles police said. The driver, identified as a 50-year-old Los Angeles man, "immediately stopped" to help the woman, a police statement said.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died of her injuries. Her name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

It was not immediately known whether the driver was cited or charged in connection with the incident.


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Image: Map shows approximate location of incident in Van Nuys. Credit: Google Maps