Man in Wheelchair Dies After Being Struck by Car

The following is a press release from the City of Rio Dell:

rio dellOn Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:23pm, Rio Dell Police were dispatched to the intersection of Wildwood & Belleview Avenue near the US 101 off‐ramp for a traffic collision involving a vehicle and an individual in a wheelchair. The victim, Edmund “Jamie” Edwards, 41, suffered major injuries and was provided medical aid by witnesses prior to the arrival of the Emergency Medical Services. Mr. Edwards was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, Alcohol is not considered a factor in the collision and the cause of this accident is currently under investigation.


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