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Car Hits Man in Wheelchair

EUGENE, Ore. — We now know the name of the man hit by a car while trying to cross the street on his motorized wheelchair Thursday night. He’s still in the hospital.

Police say 56-year old Robert Six, Jr. tried to cross at 30th and University in his wheel chair, when a driver traveling toward Lane Community College crashed into him.

The driver of the Toyota Carolla was 43-year-old Jennifer Ellis from Dorena.

Investigators were looking at if she was under the influence at the time, but at last check they had not issued any citations. They’re still evaluating all factors like whether the victim was safely crossing the street.

“There is such thing as an unmarked crosswalk, which is essentially 20 feet from the intersection. So we’re still trying to figure that out, but considering he’s in a wheelchair, it’s not likely that he jumped a curb to get down,” said Officer Michael Klews, Eugene Police Department.

Police say there was no active lighting on this motorized wheelchair, but they don’t know if there’s a law saying someone using a wheelchair at night must have one.

Six still remains in critical condition.

If you saw the wreck or any anything right before it, call EPD.

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