Wheelchair bound man struck and killed in Palmdale

An elderly man in a wheelchair was struck and killed Saturday night in Palmdale. 

The collision happened just before 8 p.m. on the 2200 block of East Palmdale Boulevard. 

Investigators from the Palmdale Sheriff's Station says a 2003 Nissan was driving eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard and did not see the 71-year-old pedestrian in his motorized wheelchair crossing the street. 

Officials say the pedestrian suffered a head injury and was pronounced dead on scene.The 31-year-old male driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Evidence collected from the scene shows the pedestrian was crossing mid-block and was not in the crosswalk, the sheriff’s station said. 

It appears drugs and/or alcohol are not a factor in the collision.