25 04 2008

Disabled teen accused of assault by wheelchair

April 24, 2008

Crime Scene KC

http://blogs.kansascity.com/crime_scene/2008/04/disabled-teen-a.html

The story is from the Denver area, where Joshua Martinez, who has a form of cerebral palsy, is accused of running over another student’s toe with his electric wheelchair. The police said Martinez had been taking corners too fast in the chair. He’s being charged with assault, battery and reckless endangerment.

The female student told the school nurse Martinez ran over her foot and her family wants to press charges.

Martinez says he does not remember the incident.

Witnesses told Aurora Police that Martinez drives his wheelchair very fast and bumps into people. He also sometimes rides up on two wheels.

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