Man In Wheelchair Killed In Overnight Crash In Fort Lauderdale

Police are investigating an overnight crash in Fort Lauderdale that left a man in a wheelchair dead.

Fort Lauderdale Police responded to the scene near Northwest Seventh Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard at around 1 a.m., Wednesday.

Witnesses say the victim was very well known in the area as a panhandler. 

Crews removed the man’s body from the scene, as well as a mangled wheelchair.

Witnesses familiar with the victim said he was paralyzed from the waist down. 

At this point it is unknown if police are looking for a driver or if anyone has been taken into custody.

Sunrise Boulevard was shut down near Northwest Fifth Avenue. However, the road has since reopened.


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