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Ambulance strikes pedestrian in Costa Mesa en route to Hoag Hospital

Ambulance strikes pedestrian in Costa Mesa en route to Hoag Hospital
Paramedics were traveling south through the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 19th Street on a green light just after 4 a.m. when their ambulance hit a 24-year-old man who was crossing the road where there wasn’t a crosswalk, the Costa Mesa Police Department said. (Daily Pilot)

An ambulance taking a patient to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach early Sunday struck a pedestrian in Costa Mesa, police said.

Paramedics were traveling south through the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 19th Street on a green light just after 4 a.m. when the ambulance hit a 24-year-old man who was crossing the road where there wasn’t a crosswalk, the Costa Mesa Police Department said.

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The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

It was unclear whether the crash affected the condition of the patient in the ambulance.

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Costa Mesa police are investigating the incident.

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