Huntington Beach

Rider killed in crash with pole

A SANTA ANA man was killed when he rode his Vespa scooter into a utility pole in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

UPDATE: The Orange County Coroner’s office on Sunday identified the man killed when his scooter struck a utility pole in Huntington Beach as Tommy Duong, 30, of Santa Ana.


A 30-year-old Santa Ana man was fatally injured Friday night when the scooter he was riding struck a utility pole in Huntington Beach.

According to Motor Sgt. Matthew Austin of the HBPD, the incident took place around 7:48 p.m. in the area of Brookhurst Street, south of Effingham Drive. Arriving police found the body of a man who had been thrown from his 2007 black Vespa after striking the pole. The rider suffered extensive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (714) 536-5670.

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