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Man who uses wheelchair struck by cars multiple times

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CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who uses a motorized wheelchair says he's been hit by cars three times over a 10-month period in the Cincinnati-area.

Neil Kelly tells The Cincinnati Enquirer he has been paralyzed since birth, and he uses the wheelchair to get around the city.

He says he suffered a broken leg the first time he was hit in October 2017. He was hit again in January and in August of this year, suffering minor injuries.

Citing a Georgetown University study, the newspaper reports pedestrians who use wheelchairs are 36 percent more likely to be killed in traffic than the general pedestrian public.

City Councilman Greg Landsman, a friend of Kelly, says he wants to improve pedestrian safety in the city.

Kelly says he just hopes drivers pay more attention.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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