Elderly Man in Wheelchair Hit By Car in Stonington

An elderly man is in serious condition after a car hit his motorized wheelchair on Route 1 in the Pawcatuck area of Stonington on Wednesday morning, causing the wheels and seat to break apart.

The crash happened near Mayflower Avenue and LifeStar responded to fly the man to Rhode island Hospital.

LifeStar landed at Pawcatuck Middle School, so it was place in lockdown to keep everyone inside until the scene was clear.

Route 1, or South Broad Street, was closed, but the road reopened.

Captain Todd Olson, of Stonington Police Department, said the driver who hit the man in the wheelchair stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

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