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Man dies in second vehicle vs. pedestrian accident Wednesday night in Fullerton

A man died Wednesday night after he was struck by a car in Fullerton in the 400 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue, police said.

Orangethorpe Ave is closed in both directions from Highland Ave to Richman Ave due to a traffic collision. Use alternate routes for the next several hours. #Sigalert
— FullertonPD PIO (@FPDPIO) August 16, 2018
Fullerton Police Sgt. Jon Radus said officers responded at 8:06 p.m. to find a man, who appeared to be in his 50s, with significant injuries in the No. 1 lane of eastbound Orangethorpe. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local trauma center. His name wasn’t immediately released.
The preliminary investigation showed a 2002 Buick LeSabre, driven by a 64-year-old woman, was traveling eastbound on Orangethorpe near Ray Avenue when the car hit the pedestrian, who was crossing southbound but was not in a crosswalk.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. It did not appear drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision, police said.
Earlier Wednesday, a pickup truck struck a pedestrian near Magnolia Avenue and the 91 Freeway in Fullerton, sending one person to the hospital and prompting temporary road closures.
Radus said the pedestrian in that incident was sent to a local trauma center in critical condition as a result of the collision. Details about the extent of the victim’s injuries weren’t immediately available.
Authorities shut down of portions of Magnolia and Orangethorpe near the 5 and 91 freeway interchange at roughly 6 p.m. near the scene of the collision, affecting freeway ramps as well. That accident happened at Magnolia and Buckingham Street, south of Orangethorpe, Radus said.

Both directions of Magnolia Ave are closed at Orangethorpe to the south side of the freeway interchange due to a traffic collision. Due to the location, the east and west bound on and off…
— FullertonPD PIO (@FPDPIO) August 16, 2018
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The driver did not flee the site of the collision, and police did not find evidence suggesting a case of DUI, Radus said. There were no immediate plans to pursue any charges, but the investigation was continuing.
Source: OC Register

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