BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Officials say a pedestrian in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle and injured Sunday (August 28) night within the 5100 block of Madison Avenue, near North Foster Drive.

The incident occurred shortly before 8:18 p.m. and responding agencies confirmed that the individual’s injuries appeared to be severe.

The incident may have been a hit and run, sources say.

Anyone with information pertaining to the incident can contact Baton Rouge Police at (225) 389-2000.