RIO GRANDE MAN IN WHEELCHAIR STRUCK BY VEHICLE ON RT. 47

A local disabled man who used a wheelchair to maneuver throughout Rio Grande was struck by a car attempting to cross Route 47. The accident occurred at about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday night in the northbound lanes of Route 47 in front of the Family Dollar store. Middle Township Police said the man was flown by helicopter to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. Traffic was detoured around the accident scene while police, fire and rescue crews conducted an investigation. The name and condition of the victim and driver of the car were not released.

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