[UPDATE 9:32 p.m.: Major Injuries] Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle
At approximately 6:45 p.m., a vehicle struck a 45-year-old man who was walking in the area of Myrtle and 17th, according to traffic on the scanner. The person calling in the accident reported that the man was still on the vehicle. The dispatcher requested an ambulance for an injury accident.
UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: 17th Street is closed.
UPDATE 6:57 p.m.: The first on scene are reporting that this is a major injury accident.
UPDATE 9:26 p.m.: According to Sgt. Martin Oliveros of the California Highway Patrol, The driver who was heading northbound on Myrtle attempted to turn onto 17th Street. As he did so, he saw a pedestrian wearing dark clothing crossing the road. Oliveros said the driver tried to avoid the pedestrian but was unable to do so. He struck the pedestrian.
The victim was on top of the vehicle when officers and medics arrived. He was conscious and talking, according to Oliveros. The victim was taken to St. Joseph Hospital.