Man injured after driving wheelchair down 933

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

St. Joseph County Police are investigating an accident that left a man in a wheelchair with severe head injuries Friday evening.

Police say 49-year-old Charles Dawson of Niles was driving his motorized wheelchair down the northbound lanes of State Road 933 in northern St. Joe County when a pickup truck ran into him.

The driver was identified as 37-year-old Joel Hernandez-Villalobos of South Bend. He was not inured but was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. They are interviewing witnesses to try to understand why Dawson was operating his scooter in the middle of S.R. 933.


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