Garden Grove

Man struck “intentionally” by car

GARDEN GROVE police are investigating an incident in which a man was “intentionally” hit by his own car (Shutterstock).

A man is in critical condition after allegedly being struck deliberately by his own automobile in Garden Grove Friday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Mario Martinez of the GGPD, the incident took place around 1:40 p.m. in the 12000 block of Tamerlane Street. That’s southwest of Chapman Avenue and Harbor Boulevard behind the hotel row.

Arriving officers found a man lying in the street. They administered first aid before Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived. He was then transported to a local hospital.

In their investigation, police discovered that the victim had driven to that location with a male and female passenger. They got out of the car and an argument broke out.

The male passenger got into the driver’s seat of the automobile, and – with the female passenger – drove away. As the car moved, the driver is believed to have “intentionally” hit the victim with the auto.

The suspect fled the scene, police say. He is described as a male Hispanic in his 30’s, about six feet tall and 220 lbs. The female passenger was described as a female Hispanic. The vehicle was later found in Anaheim.

Anyone who was a witness to the incident or who has information useful to the inquiry is asked to call Detective Steve Heine (714) 741-5422.


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