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VALPARAISO — Police are investigating a traffic crash in the area of Franklin Street and Harrison Boulevard where a woman in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle.

The wheelchair was reported to be traveling north in the southbound lane of Franklin Street, between Harrison Boulevard and McKinley Street, when the crash occurred.

Valparaiso police say the vehicle was traveling south in the dimly lit area, and the driver reported to not have seen the wheelchair.

There is no indication that alcohol or drugs was a contributing factor to the crash, police said.

The victim was transported to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary for treatment.

The crash is still under investigation. 

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