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UPDATE: Woman in wheelchair hit by semi expected to recover

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Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo. Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo.
Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo. Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo.
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NEW DETAILS:  Waterloo Police said Wednesday morning the woman hit by a semi cab Tuesday afternoon is expected to survive her injuries. Lucille Taylor of Waterloo was taken to Allen Hospital with serious injuries after the accident, but is expected to recover.

KWWL spoke with Gray Transportation today and they told us they are still looking into the accident and they have not made any decisions regarding the driver as of yet.

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A woman on a motorized wheelchair was hit by a semi cab in downtown Waterloo Tuesday afternoon.

Waterloo Fire was on scene at the corner of Franklin and East Fifth streets in downtown Waterloo about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday extricating the woman.

The woman, who friends say was in her mid-50s, was conscious and moving when she was put into the ambulance.

It appears the semi was turning right from East Fifth onto Franklin when the crash occurred. It was unclear if the woman on the wheelchair was crossing Franklin or East Fifth.

Witnesses on scene told KWWL the woman was a regular bingo player at the American Legion, which is on that corner. The woman had told them she was headed to a Bible study class.

It was unclear what injuries the woman sustained in the crash. The semi driver did not appear to be injured.

KWWL is not naming the woman until her name is confirmed by officials.

A dispatcher for Gray Transportation, which is the trucking company, had no immediate comment on the crash.

KWWL's Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this report.

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