Florida Highway Patrol Crash

79-Year-Old New Port Richey Man Killed While Crossing Road In Wheelchair

PASCO COUNTY, FL. – A 79-year-old New Port Richey man was killed when crossing a road in a motorized wheelchair just after 4:30 pm on Thursday.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, an SUV was traveling northbound on Rowan Road, south of CR-587.

Troopers say the New Port Richey man was operating in a motorized wheelchair and traveling north on the shoulder of Rowan Road at the southeast corner of the intersection.

At the intersection, the SUV turned right as the man in the wheelchair began crossing, not in the designated crosswalk or awaiting crossing signals.

As a result, the front of the SUV struck the man who was ejected from the wheelchair. Transported to an area hospital, the man died overnight from injuries suffered during the crash.

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