According to WCIA online, yesterday, Saturday Feb. 11th 2017, at around 7:30 pm a man crossing the crosswalk in a wheelchair was hit by a car at the intersection of Race and University Ave in Urbana, IL. When police arrived after the 911 call was made, they found the man lying in the road and the driver of the vehicle behind the wheel of his car. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Other witnesses say they saw the man crossing with little time left on the crosswalk timer and was struck by the car halfway across. The car did immediately stop after. Urbana Police did speak with the driver, 54 year old Anthony Baldorrota, and preliminary investigation shows was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Baldorrota did receive a ticket for failure to yield. The police have not given word yet on who the victim was, pending contact with his next of kin.
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