“Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Crash”
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA (June 18, 2017) – A pedestrian was involved in a fatal collision near the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 19th Street early Sunday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident occurred at approximate 2:15 a.m. Witnesses reported a pedestrian running across the street when a vehicle collided with the pedestrian. The impact of the collision caused the pedestrian to be thrown in the air. Costa Mesa Fire Department was called to the scene to find the pedestrian lying on the ground. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital.
The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Good Samaritans were able to follow the vehicle while calling police. The police eventually stopped the vehicle near Dyer Rd and SR-55 Freeway.
The driver was later arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and a possible DUI. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
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