ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A wheelchair-bound disabled man died after being hit by a police car early Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla., officials said.
Harold Charles Fleming was hit by Officer Mehmedin Karic as he was crossing the street in his wheelchair around a 4:30 a.m., The Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times reported.
Fleming, who was ejected from his wheelchair, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Karic, who was not responding to a call at the time of the incident, didn't see Fleming, as he was wearing dark clothing, investigators said. They also noted a streetlight near where the incident happened was not working at the time.
The airbags deployed in the police cruiser, but Karic was not injured.
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