Major Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2017
MAJOR INJURY HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION
Corona, CA– On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at 3:28 p.m., the Corona Police Department and the Corona Fire Department responded to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Sixth Street and Main Street.
Upon arrival, Corona Police Officers located a female lying near the intersection and started to perform CPR. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with major injuries and remains in critical condition. Subsequently, the intersection of Sixth Street and Main Street was closed to traffic in all directions for the investigation.
Based on witness statements, the female pedestrian was crossing Sixth Street at Main Street when a white Chevrolet van traveling west on Sixth Street struck the pedestrian. The vehicle then fled the scene where witnesses, including an off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer, followed the van and detained the driver near the intersection of Fourth Street and Merrill Street.
The Corona Police Department's Collision Response Team is handling the investigation. At this time, the cause of the collision is still under investigation and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor. The driver, 61-year-old Humberto Jara of Corona, was arrested and transported to the Corona Police station where he was booked and released pending further investigation. The female pedestrian has not been positively identified. Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to contact Traffic Officer Tobias Kouroubacalis at 951-279-3639 or Tobias.Kouroubacalis@CoronaCA.gov.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding The City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.
Detective Andy Bryant
Public Information Officer