Santa Ana Police Department
Deceased Pedestrian: William Joseph Bailey (47) Homeless
On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 2036 hours, patrol officers along with the Orange County Fire Authority responded to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision at the intersection of Fairview and Harvard Street.
A male adult pedestrian was located lying on the roadway and was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to critical injuries sustained in the collision.
Based on statements obtained at the scene, the male pedestrian was walking across Fairview Street outside of any crosswalk and within the intersection from west to east at Harvard Street against a red traffic signal. As the pedestrian walked east across the northbound lanes, he was struck by a vehicle northbound on Fairview.
The vehicle, a white Kia Optima was traveling north on Fairview with a green signal at the intersection with Harvard. The Kia struck the pedestrian upon entering the intersection. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing at nighttime and was not readily visible on the roadway.
The licensed driver remained at the scene and cooperated throughout the investigation. Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor.
Any witnesses or person with information on this collision are asked to contact Santa Ana Police Department, Investigator Hadley at (714) 245-8216.