Garden Grove

Pedestrian dies after he’s hit by car

POLICE are seeking witnesses to an accident in Garden Grove which led to the death of a pedestrian Saturday night.

POLICE are seeking witnesses to an accident in Garden Grove which led to the death of a pedestrian Saturday night.

UPDATE: The man who suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a car in Garden Grove on Saturday night has been identified. According to the Orange County Coroner’s office, the man is Santiago Sanchez-Mendez, 50, of Garden Grove.

A man walking across Haster Street in Garden Grove was fatally injured Saturday night when struck by an automobile. According to police, the incident occurred around 6 p.m. in the 12500 block of Haster Street near Lampson Avenue.

Indications are that the motorist was turning north onto Haster from Lampson when his vehicle struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk. He suffered what were described as โ€œlife-threateningโ€ injuries, and was treated at the scene by Garden Grove Fire Department paramedics before being transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead at 8:52 p.m.

The investigation into the accident continues and it doesnโ€™t appear that alcohol or drugs were involved in the conduct of the driver. Witnesses to the collision are asked to call the GGPD at (714) 741-5704.

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