CHELMSFORD (CBS) — A 72-year-old Boston man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street in Chelmsford on Saturday afternoon, police say.
Police were called to the intersection of Old Westford Road and Drum Hill Square at 3:15 p.m.READ MORE: 'We're All Desperate': Logan Airport Travelers Outraged Over Spirit Airlines 4th Day Of Cancelations
The man was struck by a Ford pickup truck, driven by a 45-year-old Hudson, N.H. man.
A MedFlight was requested, but due to the victim’s unstable condition, it was cancelled, police say.
The man was rushed to Lowell General Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 5 p.m.
He had been visiting family before the accident.
“This is a tragic situation involving the loss of life in our community,” Chelmsford Police Chief James Spinney said in a statement released Saturday.READ MORE: Jury Selected In Trial Of Thomas Latanowich, Charged With Killing Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon
“On behalf of the entire Town of Chelmsford, my most sincere condolences go out to the victim’s family during this incredibly difficult time.”
The victim won’t be identified until his family has been notified.
Police say a preliminary investigation shows the man was using a crosswalk when he was struck.
It’s unclear if the “safe-to-cross” light was on while he was attempting to cross.
Chelmsford and State Police are investigating.
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Alcohol and drugs are not suspected.