On Thursday, August 26th, 2021, at approximately 10:51 AM, the Santa Ana Police Department received several calls of a male down in the roadway in the 1700 block of West 3rd Street.
Officers responded to the area and found an adult male down in the roadway suffering major injuries. Orange County Fire Authority personnel responded and began to treat the male. The male pedestrian was transported to an area hospital for further medical treatment where he remains in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed the male was standing next to his parked vehicle when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west on 3rd Street. The vehicle involved was described as a Black 2 door Mercedes with major damage to the front windshield. The Mercedes fled from the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. It remains outstanding and it, along with the driver, remain unidentified. It is unknown if alcohol is to have played a role in this collision. The collision remains under investigation.
The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) is handling the investigation. Anyone possibly having information about this collision is asked to contact Cpl. D. Carrillo at (714) 245-8208.