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Motorized Wheelchair Accident

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Motorized Wheelchair Accident

Spencer, IA (KICD) — A Spencer man was injured after his motorized wheelchair collided with a vehicle.

Around 5:45 Wednesday afternoon, Spencer Police responded to Walmart in south Spencer, in response to a person on a motorized wheelchair being struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, 85-year old Howard Kindlespire was on the ground in the crosswalk in the Walmart parking lot, with the wheelchair beside him.  Upon investigation, it was determined that a 2010 Dodge Journey, driven by 71-year old Judy Johnson of Spencer was westbound and had stopped at the stop sign at the crosswalk.

Johnson said the sun was in her eyes and she didnt see Kindlespire entering the crosswalk.  As a result, the motorized wheelchair struck the drivers side of the Dodge.  Kindlespire was taken to Spencer Hospital by ambulance with non-incapcitating injuries.

No charges were filed, but security video from Walmart was received by police, and will be saved for evidence.