SANTA ANA, CA – On Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 8:50 P.M., the Santa Ana Police Department received multiple calls regarding a pedestrian down in traffic lanes in the area of 700 N. Rosita Street (Near Rosita Elementary School) Officers from the Santa Ana Police Department and members of the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene.
Officers located a seven-year-old male child within the roadway. The child was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced deceased.
Based on the preliminary investigation, the child was crossing Rosita Street, north of the intersection of 7th Street, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling south on Rosita Street. The vehicle involved in this collision remained at the scene, and the driver cooperated with investigators. Alcohol is not believed to have played a role in this collision. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) is handling the investigation. Anyone possibly having information about this collision is asked to contact Investigator Corporal N. Quinones at (714) 245-8216 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.