According to a Rome police report:
Thomas D. Henderson, 60, of Rome, was waiting to cross Second Avenue at LaMarie’s when the traffic light turned green for vehicles on Broad Street.
According to the driver of the van, Ricky Hames, he then made a right turn off Broad Street onto Second Avenue when Henderson apparently pulled out from the sidewalk and clipped the right rear quarter panel of the van.
Henderson, who was complaining of back pain and taken to Floyd Medical Center, was determined at fault for failing to yield to traffic.
One man was transported to the Floyd Medical Center following a collision between a service van and a motorized wheelchair at Second Avenue and Broad Street Tuesday morning.
According to the driver of the van, Ricky Hames, he had made a right turn off Broad Street onto Second Avenue and the wheelchair operator apparently pulled out from the sidewalk at LaMarie’s and clipped the right rear quarter-panel at the rear of the van.
A Redmond Regional Medical Center ambulance was within a block and stopped to render assistance to the victim who was complaining of back pain. The victim was transported by the Redmond crew to the Floyd Medical Center.