Update: Man in wheelchair hit and critically injured in crosswalk

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Police are investigating a crash that sent a 44-year-old man in a wheelchair to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say John Vincent, who was in a wheelchair, was hit by 76-year-old Helen Kemp, the driver of a Kia SUV, on Rainbow at Peak Dr, just north of Smoke Ranch and Rainbow around 5 p.m.

According to Metro police, Vincent was in a marked crosswalk at Peak Drive when he was struck and thrown from his wheelchair onto the road. He suffered spinal and head injuries and was transported to University Medical Center.

Police said Kemp stayed at the scene and didn’t show signs of impairment.

The crash remains under investigation.

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