Woman in wheelchair is struck and killed by delivery truck 01/23/15

A motorized wheelchair sits in the road on S. Peoria St. where a woman was killed by a delivery truck.  Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

A motorized wheelchair sits in the road on S. Peoria St. where a woman riding in it was struck and killed by a delivery truck. Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

01/23/15 Aurora, CO – A woman in a motorized wheelchair was struck and dragged into the street by a meat delivery truck on this date in the 900 block of S. Peoria St police say.  The woman later died of her injuries at a local hospital.  According to Aurora Police, the accident occurred around 1:45Pm.  Police say the delivery truck was driving out of the shopping center adjacent to 1050 S. Peoria St. and was going westbound.  Police say witnesses on the scene state that the truck came to a stop at a posted stop sign before making a right turn to go northbound on S. Peoria St.  The 50 year old woman in the wheelchair was on the sidewalk next to the driveway.  Police say the truck driver failed to observe the wheelchair on the sidewalk.  Police further say that the truck struck the wheelchair, dragging it and the victim into the street and ran over the victim.  The woman was transported to an area hospital where she died of her injuries.  Police state that intoxication is not suspected at this time.  Shane Anthony reporting AuroraNews1.com

APD Traffic Investigators remove a motorized wheelchair from the road after the chair rider was struck and killed by a meat delivery truck.  Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

APD Traffic Investigators remove a motorized wheelchair from the road after the chair rider was struck and killed by a meat delivery truck. Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

Below is a slideshow of the fatal truck vs. pedestrian in a wheelchair accident which occurred in the 900 block of S. Peoria St on 01/23/15.  Click on any image to launch the slideshow.  Photos by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

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