Santa Ana

Two saved in swift water rescue

TWO PERSONS were rescued from a rain-choked flood control channel in Santa Ana Monday night by OCFA crews (OCFA image).

Two people were rescued from a water-choked flood control channel in Santa Ana Monday evening.

Heavy rains turned the concrete “ditches” into fast-flowing and dangerous waterways. Crews from the Orange County Fire Authority performed a swift water rescue in the area of Raitt Street and Edinger Avenue, pulling a man and a woman to safety.

They were assessed by OCFA paramedics at the scene. The woman was transported to a local hospital because of leg pain and was listed in stable condition. The man declined treatment.

Man killed in wheelchair vs. car accident

A 75-year-old man suffered fatal injuries when, while in a motorized wheelchair, he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a street Tuesday morning in Santa Ana.

According to the Orange County coroner’s office, the man – who was not identified – was hit while trying to cross Euclid Street near 2nd Street. He was struck by a Toyota Prius around 7:30 a.m. The man was treated by paramedics but was declared dead at 7:44 a.m.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, according to police.




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