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Man injured in southeast Rochester collision

Rochester fire, police and ambulance personnel attend to a patient in the intersection of Fourth Street and Third Avenue Southeast, near the city-county Government Center, on Tuesday. A man crossing Third Avenue in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a pickup just after 5 p.m.

A man was struck by a pickup and thrown from his electric wheelchair while attempting to cross Third Avenue Southeast near the Olmsted County Government Center on Tuesday.

The man was responding to emergency personnel and moving his arms as he was placed in an ambulance. The man's identity and condition were not known Tuesday evening. The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m.

Pee-Wee Evenson, who also uses a motorized wheelchair, said he saw the other man first cross Fourth Street Southeast by Buckeye Liquor.

"He did that on a red light, but he made it across," Evenson said.

The two were then at the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Third Avenue, when Evenson said he saw the other man start to cross Third Avenue.


"I told him, 'Hey, that light's red. You better not cross. You know the way these crazy drivers in Rochester are," Evenson said. "He didn't say anything and just tried to cross."

That's when a black pickup struck the man. He was thrown from his wheelchair and ended up in the center of the Fourth Street and Third Avenue intersection.

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