Authorities Wednesday were investigating the death of a person who was injured by a vehicle while either riding a bicycle or walking with it in Santa Ana.
The crash occurred about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday near Fairview and Harvard streets, the Santa Ana Police Department reported.
“As the first officers arrived on scene, they found a male laying on the west sidewalk near a bicycle with major trauma,” a police statement said. “Orange County Fire Authority personnel responded and briefly treated the male before CARE Ambulance transported him to OC Global Medical Center for treatment.”
The person died at the hospital. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives. The motorist remained at the scene and was interviewed by police.
“The preliminary investigation of this collision has revealed the involved vehicle was headed south on Fairview Street while the pedestrian or bicyclist was headed north on the west sidewalk,” police said.
“While traveling south on Fairview, the vehicle jumped the west curbline for some unknown reason and struck the male who was either riding the bicycle or walking adjacent to it,” police said.
The motorist called police and remained at the scene.
“The cause of this collision remains under investigation,” police said. “Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 714-245-8200.