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Update: Man Struck By Car on Balboa Island Bridge

Witnesses reported the victim was a boy, but police confirmed the injured pedestrian is 20-years-old.

Editor's note: The original version of this story was posted on Tuesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. and identified the pedestrian as a boy, based on the account of a witness. Today police confirmed the victim was 20-years-old.

A man was hit by a car over the weekend on the Balboa Island Bridge, but the cause of the accident was unknown, police reported today.

The accident was reported about 1:50 p.m. Saturday on Marine Avenue, between Bayside Drive and North Bay Front, when a black BMW struck a 20-year-old man, according to Kathy Lowe, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department.

"The vehicle was traveling northbound on the bridge when it struck the  pedestrian," Lowe explained. "The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

Lowe said the driver of the BMW was not arrested.

tt June 05, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I hope the boy is ok!! I got there after the accident and saw the boy going off in the ambulance but think it was not life threatening. Witnesses said the lady left the scene and then was stopped right after.. keep us posted!
Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Thank so much for the tip tt! I pray he is OK. I will keep you posted.
PMM June 07, 2012 at 07:56 PM
The driver left the scene and was not arrested?

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