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Lancaster woman, 76, in powered wheelchair struck, killed in crosswalk

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

August 01. 2018 2:41PM
The scene of a fatal accident in Lancaster on Wednesday. State police say a 76-year-old woman in a motorized wheelchair died Tuesday after she was struck by an SUV in a crosswalk. (COURTESY NH State Police)



LANCASTER — State police say a 76-year-old woman in a motorized wheelchair died Tuesday after she was struck by an SUV in a crosswalk.

State police said Pauline Clark of Lancaster was in a marked crosswalk on Route 3 at Country Village Road just after 2 p.m. when she was hit by a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven by Andoni Koxarakis, 37, also of Lancaster.

Clark suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, where she died as a result of her injuries.

State police said the Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on Route 3 when it hit Clark's wheelchair. Neither Koxarakis or any of his passengers were injured.

State police said the accident remains under investigation, but speed or impairment don't appear to be factors.

The New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to investigate.

Route 3 was closed for approximately four hours.

No further information was available Tuesday night.

Anyone with information related to the crash is asked to contact Trooper Daniel Quartulli at 223-8993, or email him at daniel.quartulli@dos.nh.gov

Last October, an 80-year-old man in a wheelchair was hit by a truck in a crosswalk and seriously injured in Laconia. The man suffered a head injury and was flown to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

pfeely@unionleader.com


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