Man dies after being hit by car while riding in wheelchair - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man dies after being hit by car while riding motorized wheelchair


The man riding a motorized wheelchair when he collided with a vehicle on Park Avenue in Bridgeport has died, according to police.

Bridgeport police said 59-year-old Richard Meldon, of West Liberty Street, was riding his motorized wheelchair in the roadway Friday around 9 p.m. when he collided with an oncoming car.

Meldon was rushed to Saint Vincent's Medical Center with serious injuries and later died.

The crash, which occurred near Washington Terrace, remains under investigation.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle, identified as Windsor Francis, 45, of Bridgeport.

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