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Man in wheelchair hurt in crosswalk accident

A man in a wheelchair was hurt in a crosswalk in Blackfoot on Monday.

Idaho State Police said around 9:30 a.m., Shane M. Mitchell, 25, of Firth, was turning from E. Pacific Street to U.S. Highway 91 to travel north bound in a 1988 Ford F150 pickup.

Richard R. Williams, 72, Blackfoot, was crossing the highway on a motorized wheelchair at a crosswalk when he was struck and pinned under Mitchell’s pickup, the ISP said.

Williams was extricated and taken by ground ambulance to Bingham Memorial and later transported to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

U.S. Highway 91 was blocked and rerouted for emergency crews for about three hours.

The crash is still under investigation by the ISP.

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