Pedestrian in critical condition after Newport crash

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A 51-year-old man is in critical condition following a collision with a taxi cab in Newport Beach, police said Tuesday.

The man was walking toward the sidewalk in the transition lane at East Coast Highway and MacArthur Boulevard about 7 p.m. Monday when a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria taxi cab struck him, according to Newport Beach police.

The man was taken to Santa Ana’s Western Medical Center.

The taxi driver, a 54-year-old Santa Ana man, was not injured, police said.

Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, police said.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Traffic Investigator Scott Grecco at (949) 644-3747 or email

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30