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Woman in wheelchair killed, man injured in Lowell snowplow accident

December 7, 2020

LOWELL, MA – A 27-year-old woman being pushed in a wheelchair was killed and another person was injured after they were hit by a snowplow in Lowell this weekend.

According to FOX 61, the accident occurred near the intersection of Cross Street and School Street at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, as a woman in a wheelchair was being pushed along by a male pedestrian.

They were struck by the operator of a Chevrolet Silverado that was equipped with a snowplow, and the impact threw the woman from her wheelchair and beneath another vehicle that was parked nearby.

The woman was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where she died.

The other pedestrian remains hospitalized as of Sunday afternoon.

The driver remained on the scene to cooperate with the investigation, which continues at this time.

Pedestrian accidents can be some of the most devastating of crashes, as pedestrians have very little protection against motor vehicles. If you or a loved one have been involved in a crash, or if you have been injured while walking across the street, know that you are not alone. Kelly & Associates’ pedestrian accident lawyers in Arlington can analyze your case and see if you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, damaged property, lost wages, and other expenses — then fight to make sure you receive it. Call us today at 1-800-LAW-GUYS for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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