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Woman in wheelchair fatally hit by SUV at NW Houston intersection

HOUSTON, TX — A 55-year-old woman died Tuesday evening after being struck by a vehicle in northwest Houston while crossing a road in an electric wheelchair, according to the Houston Police Department.

The incident took place on the 1100 block of West 10th Street, at Dorothy Street, in the city’s Greater Heights neighborhood. It was first reported at around 6:55 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found that the woman was traveling northbound on Dorothy Street in her wheelchair. Moments after entering the intersection with West 10th Street, she was hit by a gray Ford Explorer heading westbound.

Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department rushed the victim to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Officials confirmed she later succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Ford, a 71-year-old man, stayed at the scene and cooperated with responding officers. He was not suspected of impairment and was released from the scene.

Authorities have not yet determined which party was at fault in the crash, but the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division continues to investigate.

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