Elderly Man in Wheelchair Hit By Truck
A 70-year-old man in a wheelchair was hit by a semi in downtown Lincoln Wednesday morning. The victim, James McCarthy, Junior, luckily survived.
According to police, the semi was stopped at a crosswalk. Then, the light turned green. The semi driver apparently didn't see the man in the wheelchair crossing. James told his family a car was blocking the crosswalk and the ramp to the sidewalk. So, he was stuck in front of the semi.
Witnesses say it's hard to believe he wasn't more seriously injured. McCarthy was taken to Bryan LGH West were he is being treated. McCarthy's family says most of his injuries were to his skin since he was dragged.