Man in a wheelchair struck by a car in DC

WASHINGTON — A man in a wheelchair was flown to an area hospital with extremely critical injuries after he was hit by a car in D.C. Tuesday.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. between Mellon Street and Martin Luther King Avenue in Southeast.

The man was crossing the street on his way to a nearby homeless shelter when he was hit, a friend told NBC4 Washington. Police say the driver fled the scene.

Below is the area where it happened.

Rob Woodfork

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