Driver Hits Woman in Wheelchair Last Night

Kennewick Police cite a 19 year old man after they say he hit a woman in a wheelchair with his car last night.

Officers say the accident happened yesterday just before 8PM on the corner of 10th Avenue and Washington Street.

Police say Wesley Preston was turning onto 10th Avenue when he struck 56 year old Carol Carothers. She was in an electric wheelchair in the crosswalk.

Officers say the force of the impact tipped over the wheelchari, and threw Carothers into the roadway.

She was transported to Trios Health for non life-threatening injuries.  Preston was cited and released.