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Man Hit By Car on Seal Beach Boulevard Near Rossmoor

Police are investigating an accident that left a 20-year-old man seriously injured after he was struck by a car at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Cloud Drive.

A 20-year-old man was seriously injured today when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Cloud Drive.

According to the Seal Beach Police Department, the accident was not drug or alcohol related, and no arrests were made.

It happened at 7:04 p.m. today as the man attempted to cross Seal Beach Boulevard at the crosswalk at St. Cloud Drive. A driver turning right onto Seal Beach Boulevard out of the Target Shopping Center near CVS, struck the man with the side view mirror, said Sgt. Raul Ahumada.

“Either they didn’t see him as they were turning or he may have stepped into the traffic lane,” said Ahumada. The investigation is still in the early stages, and police are asking witnesses to come forward by calling the department at 799-4100 X 1119.

The pedestrian’s injuries were serious enough for paramedics to consider highly critical, a designation used in serious or deadly accidents to trigger an investigation by the multi-agency Accident Reconstruction Team.

It is the third accident involving pedestrians and cars this month. A woman was killed while crossing PCH in Surfside the same weekend three cyclists were struck in a hit and run accident involving an allegedly drunk driver.

Angel February 24, 2012 at 04:02 PM
These reckless drivers are really starting to piss me off!!!! Pay attention people!!! Have some regard for human life!!! It's extremely nauseating because, this is such an ongoing issue!!! If u hit someone have the decency to man up & help the victim stay render aid & call 911!!! Try to be a decent human being not a coward!!!
J.C. February 24, 2012 at 04:21 PM
The driver DID stay and call 911. She did ”man up” as you say. Not sure where you got your info, but this was not a hit and run. The decent human being did what she was supposed to do despite what consequences she will face.
Angel February 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Article was not specific as if driver stayed or left. If she stayed great as she should! It's just such an on going issue here in our communities. When you get behind the wheel of a car you have the duty to be responsible and look so that you don't hit a pedestrian! It's as simple as that!! Proceed with caution or don't drive!!!
Katie February 24, 2012 at 05:35 PM
The article also says no arrests were made, and it is unclear whether the fault lies with the driver or the pedestrian- the pedestrian may have stepped into traffic! Did you miss that part, too? Why don't you learn to read before opening your big mouth?
CDC February 24, 2012 at 07:06 PM
That is a VERY dangerous crossing. It will ONLY get worse when they open IN N Out and all the other new stores. Traffic is super fast and massive at this corner now. The family and citizens of Rossmoor should sue Seal Beach, since they DID NOT do a new traffic report for this area. WE TOLD SEAL BEACH and the GREEDY Developer that an up-to-date traffic report was needed before ANYMORE buildings are built. We can now see the results of their full speed ahead dam the reports attitude. Studies that they needed to do but ignored since they knew they would be telling. Instead they passed off OLD traffic reports on everybody who was concerned at last month's Rossmoor meeting. GET a GOOD lawyer and sue SEAL BEACH and the Developer for millions! All these concerns were recorded on video at the meeting. They blew them all off for the fast buck! http://losalamitos.patch.com/articles/residents-oppose-expansion-at-the-shops-at-rossmoor
mgbg February 24, 2012 at 08:00 PM
another dangerous spot is the 4 way stop on Rossmoor Way - cars do not 'take their turn'- people step out into the crosswalks without looking--the greenery obstucts the view of drivers and pedestrians--i go through there a few times a week and ---then wonder why i always go that way!
Trish February 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I was on the scene and placed the call to 911. When I arrived, a woman was running from her car - in the bus loading zone - to the injured pedestrian. I'm not sure if she was the driver. It saddens me that the two cars in front of me passed without stopping. How could they not notice a pedestrian laying face down in the crosswalk? Thankfully, two other drivers stopped after me to help.
Angel February 25, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Hey MOUTH "Katie" why don't u read the rest of my comment before criticizing!!! It's almost an epidemic, you hear about hit & runs all the time! Even I'f stay,, watch the road then u won't hit someone!! Get it Katie???
ldj February 25, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I agree 100%.
Gary February 26, 2012 at 08:09 AM
The pedestrian’s injuries were serious enough for paramedics to consider highly critical, a designation used in serious or deadly accidents to trigger an investigation by the multi-agency Accident Reconstruction Team. Does this clarify your idiotic thought process?
Kim March 11, 2012 at 03:43 AM
That was me that stopped to help him... I am eager to know if he is ok. Can anyone update me as I was in CA on business and am now back in Michigan.

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