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Man in Wheelchair Hit by Vehicle in Union City, Tennessee


May 01, 2019

UNION CITY, TN. – According to a news story reported online by kfvs12.com, a man in a wheelchair reported to police that he was hit by a vehicle in a store parking lot in Union City, Tennessee. Some discrepancies exist between the information given to police by the man and information shown on footage obtained from the store.*

At approximately 7 p.m. on April 27, the Union City Police Department was called to the scene of the BeeHive Market on North Miles Avenue in Union City. Officers spoke to a man in a motorized wheelchair who said he had been hit by a vehicle in the store parking lot. 

The man reportedly told officers the vehicle was a gray truck, and the driver left the scene, traveling south on Miles Avenue. KFVS 12 reports the man also said the collision did not cause him to fall out of his wheelchair or sustain injuries. 

Police then obtained video from the store that shows the man entering the parking lot of the market in his wheelchair. He was traveling behind a maroon Ford Escape, according to the video. The Escape reversed in the parking lot, then stopped. The video shows the Escape driver get out of the vehicle and speak to the man in the wheelchair. The driver then gets back into the Escape and leaves the parking lot. 

Officers reported that the Escape driver did not appear to be hurriedly leaving the parking lot. Police said the Escape driver had been inside the BeeHive Market before the incident, and the store owner was going to send surveillance footage to officers.  

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Source:http://www.kfvs12.com/2019/04/29/police-search-driver-after-man-wheelchair-hit-by-vehicle-parking-lot/

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