Pedestrian Hurt after Costa Mesa Ambulance Accident
COSTA MESA, CA (January 28, 2019) – A Huntington Beach ambulance taking a patient to a Newport Beach hospital struck a pedestrian on Sunday, January 27.
According to Costa Mesa Police Department spokeswoman Roxi Fyad, an ambulance traveling to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian at around 4:05 a.m., was going south through the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 19th Street on a green light when it struck a man crossing the street outside a crosswalk.
The 24-year-old pedestrian sustained non-life-threatening minor to moderate facial injuries and was transported to the hospital, Fyad stated. The ambulance had been moving without lights and sirens. Crossing was prohibited where the man was, Fyad said.
It was not immediately determined how fast the ambulance was going.
No one has been cited and the incident remains under investigation by the Costa Mesa Police Department.
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