A 78-year-old man died after being struck be three cars while walking across Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point early Saturday evening, Feb. 23.
The man, identified as Vito DiGiorgio, was attempting to cross PCH from Capistrano Beach near Sunsets Bar when the incident occurred, said Carrie Braun, spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He was not in a crosswalk, she said.
The incident was reported to OCSD at 6:11 p.m.
DiGiorgio, of San Juan Capistrano, was first struck by a white Range Rover heading south. The impact threw him into a northbound lane where he was hit by a silver Dodge Ram and a black Toyota Solara, Braun said, recounting reports from witnesses who were seated on the outdoor patio at the nearby bar.
“It appears he was walking with his wife and that they were both trying to cross the street,” Braun said. “She made it across and he didn’t.”
Deputies and firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority responded. DiGiorgio was declared dead at the scene, Braun said.
All three drivers stopped, Braun said, and it doesn’t appear drugs or alcohol were a factor. “No one was arrested and the investigation is ongoing,” she said.
PCH was shut down for about five hours after the incident.
Source: Orange County Register