Santa Ana, CA – Hit-and-Run Driver Juan Alcantara Kills a Pedestrian at South Bristol Street and West Warner Avenue
Santa Ana, California (October 20, 2018) – According to the California Highway Patrol, 47-year-old Juan Alcantara, killed a male pedestrian at an intersection in San Bernardino Friday morning. The fatal accident happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday, October 19th, near the intersection of South Bristol Street and West Warner Avenue.
According to officials, the man was lying on the middle of Bristol Street next to a blanket when a vehicle screeched and nearly struck him. The unidentified pedestrian then sat up before laying back down as the vehicle proceeded to drive away. Investigators believe a second vehicle then came by and hit the man. The driver of the vehicle, Juan Carlos Alcantara, stopped approximately 50 yards away from the man but then continued driving northbound. Police describe the unidentified victim, as a black man in his 20s or 30s. Sometime later, first responders arrived on the scene and pronounced the unidentified pedestrian, dead at the scene of the accident. Alcantara was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run after a woman called the police to report his name and an address where he could be found.
This accident is still under investigation. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Santa Ana
Our sincere sympathies go to the family and friends of the deceased victim. We wish them peace of mind during these trying moments of losing their loved one.
Based on the information provided in the initial report, many issues surrounding this fatal accident have not been resolved. As part of an ongoing investigation, forensic teams will examine photos of the crash site to rule out mechanical issues or system failure prior to the collision. Officials will also consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, or distracted driving played a role in the events leading up to the crash.
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