Pickup driver arrested after rollover crash injuring 2 in Costa Mesa – Orange County Register

Police said two people were in a hospital after a violent accident in Costa Mesa early Sunday morning and a Maywood man was arrested on suspicion of driving disorder.

The crash occurred immediately after a pickup truck gave a red light on Newport and Harbor boulevards at around 2:07 a.m., Costa Mesa police said in a statement.

The truck drove south and met a pedestrian walking down Harbor Boulevard. The truck then slammed into another vehicle before rolling over.

It was not clear if the pedestrian was crossing the street or a sidewalk when he was hit.

The pedestrian and the driver of the other vehicle were both taken to hospitals where they were still recovering. Their conditions were not known later on Sunday morning.

Police are investigating a crash early Sunday morning, February 21, 2021, on Newport Boulevard and Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Two people, including a pedestrian, were injured and the driver of a pickup truck was arrested. (Photo by Richard Koehler, Contributing Photographer)

The driver of the pickup was not injured, police said. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of a crime. The police did not say whether they tested the driver for drugs or alcohol.

Both Harbor and Newport were closed for hours after the crash but reopened around 10 a.m.

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