LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a woman who was riding in an electric wheelchair Saturday evening was fatally struck by a driver in Lancaster.
The accident occurred just before 8 p.m. on Sierra Highway near Avenue 3-2, said Sgt. Mike Fredericks of the Sheriff’s Lancaster Station.READ MORE: Co-Founder Of Black Lives Matter LA Sues LAPD Over Their Response To Swatting Call At Her Home
The motorist was reportedly going south in the right lane of Sierra Highway when the woman in the wheelchair, also in the traffic lane, was struck, Fredericks said.
“The driver of the vehicle immediately stopped and requested emergency aid,” the sergeant said.READ MORE: Father And Son Arrested In Connection With 3 Cold Case Murders In East LA Dating Back to 2014
He also said speed and/or alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.
“Why a woman in a wheelchair (was) in the number two lane period is in question,” Fredericks said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: California Passes New Warehouse Safety Law Seeking To Protect Amazon Workers
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