Man in wheelchair hit by truck on South Post Oak

Around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday a man in a wheelchair was hit and dragged by a pickup truck as he crossed South Post Oak near West Orem in southwest Houston. Witness Jacqueline Pineda told Channel 13 she shouted for the pickup driver to stop when she saw the man hit. The man in the wheelchair was dragged by the truck for a few blocks before a passerby pulled in front of the truck to stop it, at which time witnesses say the man tumbled out from underneath the truck. The victim was transported to the hospital with severe road rash, and the driver was detained by police who said he would be charged with failure to stop and render aid (at least). The driver of the truck speaking to Channel 13 from inside a police car said he simply didn’t see the man crossing the street. Neighbor say he crosses there all the time in his wheelchair. Channel 13’s coverage is here.
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