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Hit and run kills man in wheelchair

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Police are asking the driver of a two-door Lexus who fled after killing a wheelchair-bound man in Richmond to come forward.

52-year-old David Cox died after being taken to the hospital after being thrown from his wheelchair in the collision┬ánear 34th and Esmond. Via the CoCoTimes, Richmond police Sgt. Joey Schlemmer said the tinted Lexus — probably an SC300, SC400, or SC430, Lexus’ only two-door U.S. models — left the scene going south on 34th.

Google Street View shows a relatively quiet, residential corner. Traffic has stop signs on 34th Street, but not for cross traffic at Esmond. It’s unclear exactly where the 6 p.m. collision occured, although Schlemmer said a preliminary investigation pointed to a tragic accident.

 


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Jesse Garnier
Jesse Garnier is the editor and founder of SFBay. A Mission District native, he also teaches journalism as assistant professor at San Francisco State University.

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