ORANGE (September 15, 2014) – Vincente Banagale was fatally struck early Monday evening while attempting to cross a street in the city of Orange.
Banagale was attempting to cross the street in a mostly residential neighborhood when a vehicle struck him around 6:30 p.m. The accident happened at W. La Veta Avenue, just west of Devon Road. He was rushed to UCI Medical Center in where he later succumbed to his injuries. The 83 year old was a resident of the city of Orange. He died just two months shy of his 84th birthday.
The cause of the accident is under investigation and witnesses are being asked to call the city of Orange Police Department at (714) 744-7444. The identity of the driver that struck Banagale has not been released. It is not known if the driver was speeding, distracted or driving under the influence through, the results of the investigation should reveal the driver’s degree of liability in this case.