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Man in Wheelchair Dead After Being Hit and Dragged for Two Blocks by Tractor Trailer

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Deris "Scotty" Scott decided to cross the street at the intersection of 14th Street
and U.S. Route 60 in
Kenova, West Virginia (WV). What happened next was truly awful. A tractor-trailer made a wide right turn onto the street and hit Scotty, who was confined to a wheelchair. But that's not the worst part - for two blocks Scotty's wheelchair was dragged underneath the truck, according to WSAZ.

Scotty was died at the scene.

My deepest condolences go out to Mr. Scott's friends and family. This was a terrible accident and someone needs to thoroughly investigate and question how the driver, Michael Joyce of South Carolina (SC), didn't recognize they had just hit a man in a wheelchair.

"I just don't know how someone could turn a corner and not realize he drug someone for two city blocks," said Elaine Hairston, who knew Scotty. This is a very good observation and Mr. Joyce needs to provide an explanation.

So far, Mr. Joyce has been charged with negligent homicide and failure to stop at a scene of an accident. Mr. Scott's family should consider filing a wrongful death claim against Mr. Joyce for his reckless behavior.

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