A full police escort accompanied an officer in Kansas City, Missouri, who was returning a motorized wheelchair by driving it down the street. Its owner was struck in a hit-and-run on October 7, police said.
“About 6 p.m. last night, the driver of a green Ford Explorer struck a woman in a motorized wheelchair at Meyer Boulevard and Troost. The driver fled the scene, and we are looking for that person and welcome any tips. An ambulance came to take the woman to the hospital. She is injured but should be OK. Officers promised her they would get her wheelchair back to her home a few blocks away. They couldn’t carry it or put it in a car, so they did the next-best thing,” the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) wrote on Facebook.
On Twitter, the KCPD added that use of wheelchairs or motorized scooters on city streets is “not ideal” and potentially dangerous. Credit: Kansas City Missouri Police Department via Storyful