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Man dies after being struck by mini-van on South Main St.

LACONIA — A 82-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair who was struck by a car while crossing South Main Street Saturday has died.

According to Laconia Police, John Giuffrida, no address given, died of his injuries while at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Giuffrida was taken there because of the seriousness of his injuries.

Police said Giuffrida was crossing South Main Street around 2:45 p.m. Saturday in front of Vista Foods when his motorized wheelchair was involved in a collision with a mini-van being driven by Claire Haynes of Belmont, police said.

The accident is under investigation. Police said they are gathering information from video cameras from Meredith Village Savings Bank and Vista, as well as eyewitness accounts.

It is not known if Giuffrida was in the cross walk when he was struck.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.

 
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