COSTA MESA, California (July 19, 2013) — A 46-year-old blind pedestrian was seriously injured after a compact vehicle rolled over and landed on him at the intersection of Santa Ana Avenue and East 17th Street, according to a dispatch reported filed by the California Highway Patrol.
Just after 5:30 p.m., CHP officers responded to a 911 call informing that a two-vehicle traffic collision between a Toyota Sequoia sports utility vehicle and a Honda Civic.
Reporting witnesses said that the Toyota Sequoia, driven by James Duckens, 76, of Corona, turned left in front of the Honda Civic driven by Kaitlyn Wetzel, 21, of Costa Mesa, causing the Honda to roll over onto the pedestrian, who was standing at a crosswalk on the southwest corner.
Emergency officials arrived on scene and transported Dickens, who complained of pain to his left wrist, to Hoag Hospital. Wetzel complained of pain to her right knee, but was treated on scene by paramedics and released.
The Pedestrian was transported by paramedics to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana with unknown injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
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