On Friday, June 28, 2019 at approximately 10:37 PM the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) received a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision near the intersection of 1st and Townsend Streets with a pedestrian down in the street, according to the SAPD.
SAPD officers responded to the area and found the pedestrian to still be down in the roadway. The pedestrian was initially found to have a faint pulse and shallow breathing before all signs of life ceased. Officers began CPR until Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) personnel arrived and took over. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he was admitted in extremely critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, who was in a wheelchair, was crossing 1st Street in a southerly direction within a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle headed east. Following the collision, the vehicle failed to stop and continued east on 1st. The outstanding vehicle is believed to be a black or dark colored Toyota Camry that should have extensive damage to its front end.
The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) responded to the collision scene and handled the investigation. Anyone possibly having information about this collision and or the outstanding vehicle is asked to contact the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200 or Investigator N. Quinones at (714) 245-8284.