Sunday, October 8, 2017
Wheelchairs & HoverRounds,... Stay Off The Road,...
Fast forward to this past Friday night on Cloyd Blvd. The time is 8:24 pm and it is dark. This is a busy road that leads to the back of the mall and is a short cut to many retail outlets in this area. A man in his motorized wheelchair was hit and died later as a result of a hit and run. The vehicle is a small, light colored SUV that police are still searching for.
My problem with this is why are these chairs allowed to operate on city streets? You have to have insurance and tag for anything allowed on the street. Four wheelers and golf carts aren't allowed to operate on city streets so why are these allowed to do so? If there was an ordnance stating these machines aren't allowed to operate on city streets, this man might be alive today. The reason I say might is because an ordinance doesn't mean people will obey them.