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[VIDEO] Woman in wheelchair struck by pickup

October 15, 2019–11:00 a.m.


Police believe distracted driving may have played a role in a collision Tuesday morning between a pickup truck and a motorized wheelchair in West Rome.

The mishap occurred at around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Addington Drive and Redmond Road.

According to Rome Police, the woman was crossing Addington in her Wheelchair and was struck by a Toyota Tacoma turning onto Addington from Redmond.

The woman in the wheelchair was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup was detained.

Police say he didn’t have a license and they found his phone with Facebook opened on it, leading officers to believe he was watching a video when the collision occurred.