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Man in wheelchair seriously injured after being struck by 2 vehicles on Route 206 in Sussex County, state police say

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A man attempting to cross a street in a wheelchair was seriously injured after he was struck by a car and an SUV on Route 206 in Sussex County Tuesday afternoon, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Charles Marchan.

The crash happened at around 5:06 p.m. on Route 206 southbound at milepost 110.8 in Hampton Township, Marchan said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Mazda SUV was traveling south on Route 206, a Honda passenger car was traveling north and a motorized wheelchair, occupied by Gene Belcher, 64, of Newton, was traveling south in the northbound shoulder, Marchan said.

The wheelchair crossed Route 206 and was impacted by the Mazda in the southbound lanes of travel and the wheelchair was then redirected to the northbound lanes of travel and was struck by the Honda, Marchan said.

As a result of the crash, Belcher was ejected and suffered serious injuries, Marchan said.

The crash remains under investigation and no additional information was available.

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