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Pedestrian Accident Causes Morning Traffic

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at 11:15AM
Pedestrian Accident at 6th / Olive Eric Richardson [Flickr]

If you were caught in a little extra traffic Downtown this morning, it might well have been from this accident at 6th and Olive involving a BMW sedan and a motorized wheelchair / scooter. The accident occurred around 7:30am, and as of 9:30am the officers were still just beginning to put together the specifics. It was not yet clear who was at fault, or the condition of the wheelchair's occupant.

This corner is a particularly rough one as cars tend to make a quick left turn onto Olive. Given the left turn lane many drivers simply don't look out for pedestrians there. Combined with the speed at which those chairs can (and usually do) move down the sidewalk, that makes for a dangerous combination.

Pictured, the scene of the accident two hours after it occurred.


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