Blind pedestrian hospitalized after struck by vehicle in Anaheim

ANAHEIM — A blind pedestrian struck by a motorist who allegedly went through a red light was in serious condition today at a hospital, and the driver was behind bars on suspicion of hit-and-run, Anaheim police said.

The man was walking with a red-tipped white cane through the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Gilbert Street about 10 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck, said Anaheim police Sgt. Greg Palmer.

The driver of a small white car ran a red light and struck the man, throwing him about 30 feet, Anaheim police Lt. Steve Davis told a video crew at the scene.

The 65-year-old driver, who lives in Irvine, allegedly left the scene but surrendered to Irvine police a few hours later, said Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez.

He was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run.

The pedestrian was taken to UCI Medical Center in serious condition, Palmer said.

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