A man in a wheelchair was hit by a car Thursday afternoon while he was attempting to cross Altadena Drive, near the intersection with Holliston Avenue, according to witnesses at the scene.
The man was transported to the hospital but was able to talk according to Khan Ricards, a witness at the scene. Ricards said the man did not appear to be in critical condition.
California Highway Patrol officers at the scene confirmed the accident, but directed further questions to the department's media offices.
The call came in at 3:13 p.m, according to the CHP incident log. By 3:30 the man had been transported away. At that time his wheelchair still sat in the middle of the road, and a small smear of blood was on the street nearby.
Ricards said after the man was hit, he rolled and then his chair fell over and he banged his head on the road. By the time the chair fell over, it had already slowed down significantly, she said.
The driver who struck the pedestrian was also on scene, but said she was too upset to speak about the accident. She said she was trying to find out what hospital the man in the wheelchair was transported to so she could go there and see how he is doing.
According to the CHP log, the man was transported to the Huntington Hospital.
Editor's note: The originial version of this story labeled Altadena Drive as Altadena Boulevard.