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Man in wheelchair hit while crossing downtown street

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An 85-year-old man in a wheelchair sustained a fractured leg and a head injury when he was struck by a pickup truck in a downtown intersection, San Diego police said.

The northbound Nissan Titan's driver was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Fifth Ave. and Ash St. shortly before noon, when the man attempted to cross Fifth Avenue from the east side, according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.

As the light turned green, the truck's driver pulled forward in the middle lane without noticing the man or his wheelchair in the street, Cali said. The truck struck the man, and its driver stopped after crossing the intersection, the officer said.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for a fractured femur and a head injury, Cali said.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, he said.

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