MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) - Parts of Dequindre Road were shut down Monday morning after a person in a wheelchair was hit by a car this morning.
We're told the man on the motorized wheelchair was heading southbound on Dequindre in the curb lane when he somehow fell off and was hit by a Chrysler Pacifica and killed.
The crash happened close to St. John Oakland Hospital. Police say a nurse there called 911 after witnessing the accident and was actually helping the victim when emergency crews arrived.
Police say, at this point in their investigation, the crash appears to be a horrible accident.
The driver of the Pacifica didn't see the man until it was too late, and then stopped right away.