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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday January 11th, 2016 :: 09:12 a.m. PST

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Press Release - Critical Injury Traffic Collision

On January 10, 2016 at approximately 6:17 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center was notified of a traffic collision on West Coast Highway east of Prospect Street.  The collision involved a pedestrian and a black GMC truck.

The male driver of the truck was traveling eastbound on West Coast Highway when the collision occurred.  Preliminary information indicates that the pedestrian was heading north, crossing eastbound lanes of West Coast Highway outside of a crosswalk.  The driver of the truck was not injured, but the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision.  Newport Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported him to Anaheim Global Medical Center for medical attention and evaluation.  Initial investigation indicates that alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be contributing factors for the driver in this incident.

The cause of the collision is under investigation at this time.  Anyone with additional information about this collision is encouraged to contact Investigator Chris Burns at 949-644-3747 or cburns@nbpd.org.

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Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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