Man in wheelchair hit by car, killed on Miami street

08/29/2012 5:00 AM

08/29/2012 5:35 PM

A 63-year-old veteran was hit by a car and killed Wednesday morning in Northeast Miami.

Neighbors told Miami police that they often saw David Bill Myer in his wheelchair in front of his house in the 200 block of Northeast 79th Street.

Myer was struck by a blue van as he was “crossing the street illegally, outside the crosswalk,” said Officer William Moreno, a spokesman for Miami police.

The tragedy happened during the morning rush hour at Northeast 79th Street between Second Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard.

The driver called the police and remained on the scene to answer questions. Moreno said there is no criminal investigation because “this was not a hit and run, and it was clearly an accident.”

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