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Hit and Run Investigation

Hit and Run Investigation

On March 28th, 2016 at approximately 10:00 PM a Fullerton Police officer stopped a subject on a bicycle in the 400 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue for an equipment violation. 

As the officer was talking with the subject, the subject fled on foot away from the officer leaving his bicycle at the scene.

The subject ran into the eastbound lanes of West Orangethorpe Avenue and was struck by a passing vehicle traveling eastbound. The vehicle continued eastbound on Orangethorpe Avenue and did not stop after the collision.  The vehicle has been described as a dark colored sedan.

The subject sustained significant injuries and was taken to a local trauma center in critical condition.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Hazel Rios of the Fullerton Police Department traffic bureau at (714) 738-6812. For those with information that wish to remain anonymous, please contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.