Wheelchair-Bound Man Killed In Hit and Run



A man in a wheelchair was killed by a hit-and-run driver on a street in Fullerton about five months after the victim was struck in nearly the same location, police said Tuesday.

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A man’s wheelchair is seen on a street in Fullerton after he was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.tv HD)


Officers responded to the 2600 block of Orangethorpe Avenue, just north of the 91 Freeway (map), after a caller reported the crash at 11:58 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Jeff Stuart of the Fullerton Police Department.


The victim was found in the middle of the road and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the incident, according to authorities.

His name was being withheld pending confirmation from the county coroner’s office, police said.


Fullerton police released this <a  href=surveillance video that showed the vehicle involved in a Aug. 18, 2014, hit-and-run." src="https://tribktla.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/14-50278-1.jpg?w=180&h=300" width="180" height="300" />


Fullerton police released this surveillance video that showed the vehicle involved in a Aug. 18, 2014, hit-and-run.


He had been hit in the same location on March 3, when his blood-alcohol content was .36, or 4 1/2 times the legal limit for motorists, according to a police news release sent out Tuesday afternoon. In California, drivers are considered legally impaired when their blood-alcohol content is .08.

The victim had also been drinking when he was struck by a vehicle in Buena Park in 2008, according to police.

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Ray Galan