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Collision between man in wheelchair and car caught on camera (VIDEO)

In the footage, you can see the man in the wheelchair approaching the intersection in the road rather than the sidewalk, moving against the flow of traffic. 
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Photo: Castanet News / YouTube

Dramatic dashcam video shows a collision between a man in a wheelchair and a car on Highway 33 in Kelowna that could have ended much, much worse.

Castanet reader John Verwoerd sent in the video on Thursday of the Jan. 16 collision at the snow-covered intersection of Highway 33 and Dougall Road, in Rutland.

In the footage, you can see the man in the wheelchair approaching the intersection in the road rather than the sidewalk, moving against the flow of traffic. 

He begins to cross the highway just as the light turns green for oncoming traffic. 

After the lead car stopped at the red light moves on when the light turns green, a following vehicle has a slow-speed collision with the wheelchair, which was likely obscured by a car stopped in the centre lane.

The wheelchair runs into the side of the car, and the man in the wheelchair does not appear to be injured. 

 - Sarita Patel / Castanet

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