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2 pedestrians, including one in a wheelchair, are hurt when hit by dump truck in Costa Mesa

2 pedestrians, including one in a wheelchair, are hurt when hit by dump truck in Costa Mesa
Two pedestrians were injured Wednesday in a collision involving a dump truck on Anaheim Avenue in Costa Mesa, police said. (Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department)

Costa Mesa police are investigating an incident in which two pedestrians, one of them in a wheelchair, were injured Wednesday afternoon when they were hit by a dump truck, authorities said.

A 53-year-old Costa Mesa man and his caregiver were crossing Anaheim Avenue at a crosswalk when the collision occurred just before 4 p.m. between 19th and Plumer streets, said Costa Mesa Police Department spokeswoman Roxi Fyad.

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The caregiver, a 72-year-old Anaheim woman, was severely injured and remained in critical condition Thursday, police said.

The man suffered minor injuries, though his electric wheelchair was rendered inoperable, police said.

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The truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities, police said. Further details were not immediately available.

Police requested that anyone with information about the case call investigators at (714) 754-5264.

This article was originally published at 9:25 a.m. and was later updated with additional information.

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