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.
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.
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.
🔹Request for public assistance🔹 anyone who witnessed this collision or has dashcam footage, pls contact Investigator Wood at 714-754-5264. Thanks in advance.— Costa Mesa Police (@CostaMesaPD) May 23, 2019
This article was originally published at 9:25 a.m. and was later updated with additional information.