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Man in wheelchair hit by truck in El Cajon

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EL CAJON (CNS) - A 61-year-old man remained in critical condition Saturday with injuries sustained when he was struck by a pickup truck as he drove his motorized wheelchair into oncoming traffic, El Cajon police said.

The man was riding his motorized wheelchair on the north sidewalk of E. Main Street near South Second Avenue, at approximately 9 p.m., Friday, according to El Cajon Police Lt. J. D. Arvan.

He stopped his chair, then darted out into oncoming traffic and was struck by a westbound Ford F-550, police said. The truck's driver did not see the victim, who suffered potentially life threatening injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition.

Police said the investigation was ongoing, but speed and alcohol on the truck driver's behalf were not factors in the crash and the driver has not been cited.

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