On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at approximately 10:14 PM . the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) Dispatch received several calls reporting a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian or bicyclist near the intersection of Fairview and Harvard Streets, according to the SAPD.
As the first officers arrived on-scene, they found a male laying on the west sidewalk near a bicycle with major trauma. Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) personnel responded and briefly treated the male before CARE Ambulance transported him to OC Global Medical Center for treatment. The male was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. In addition to the injured male at the scene, officers were contacted by a male who identified himself as the driver of the vehicle that was involved in this collision.
The preliminary investigation of this collision has revealed the involved vehicle was headed south on Fairview Street while the pedestrian or bicyclist was headed north on the west sidewalk. While traveling south on Fairview, the vehicle jumped the west curbline for some unknown reason and struck the male who was either riding the bicycle or walking adjacent to it. After colliding with the pedestrian, the involved vehicle continued for a short distance south on Fairview before turning into a parking lot. The driver then called police and ran back to where the injured male was lying on the sidewalk.
The cause of this collision remains under investigation. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The identity and cause of death for the decedent will be determined by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.
The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) responded to the collision scene and handled the investigation. Anyone having possible information about this collision is asked to contact the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.