Man in wheelchair fatally struck in Millbrae crosswalk

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A 63-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle while riding in the crosswalk Tuesday morning on El Camino Real in Millbrae, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded at about 6 a.m. to the 700 block of El Camino Real, where medics pronounced the man, identified as Herbert Edward Gilbert, deceased at the scene.

“Through the investigation, deputies learned a 63-year-old  man was traveling westbound on his motorized wheelchair in the crosswalk on El Camino Real, when he was struck by a Nissan,” the sheriff’s office said. “The driver remained on scene and has been cooperative throughout the investigation.Nothing has led us to believe the driver was intoxicated or impaired.”

The collision remains under investigation.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident may call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1 (800) 547-2700.

Photo from the scene courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office