Garden Grove

Pedestrian, 72, is struck by SUV

A MAN walking across Westminster Avenue in Garden Grove early Sunday was struck by an SUV.

A 72-year-old man was in critical condition Sunday after being hit by a sport utility vehicle early this morning in Garden Grove.

According to the Garden Grove Police Department, the incident took place around 12:41 a.m. in the right lane of Westminster Avenue, just west of Euclid Street.

The man was walking northbound across Westminster Avenue in an area not marked as a crosswalk and was struck by a black 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 44-year-old man.

The pedestrian sustained head and facial injuries and was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange in critical condition.

The driver of the Tahoe remained at the scene and cooperated with police. According to officers, it doesn’t appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision. The investigation is continuing.

Witnesses to the incident are asked to call the GGPD’s Traffic Unit at (714) 741-5823.

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