[UPDATE 9:21 p.m.] Hit and Run With Minor Injuries in Fortuna
Last night at approximately 9:37, a 52-year-old man was struck by vehicle on Park Street near the intersection with Main Street in Fortuna. According to Shannon Coates who witnessed the aftermath, “We didn’t see it happen just heard the screaming and looked out and saw him laying in the road….Car that hit him just took off…”
According to Sgt Charles Ellebrecht of the Fortuna Police, the victim had minor injuries. It is unknown at this time if the vehicle was damaged. A witness told law enforcement that the suspect vehicle was gold . No other information is available at this time and Fortuna Police are investigating.
UPDATE 9:21 p.m.: Sgt. Ellebrecht was able to speak to the officer who was at the scene of the incident and after talking to him told us, “We are investigating whether the pedestrian actually walked into the vehicle or the vehicle bumped into him,…Preliminary indication is that the pedestrian was intoxicated and was transported to the hospital with a complaint of pain.”