Costa Mesa – An elderly driver struck a man on a scooter Wednesday afternoon sending him to the hospital with fatal injuries. The victim has been identified as Oscar Alaniz.
The accident happened near the intersection of Superior Avenue and Industrial Way around 2:30 p.m. The 98 year old female driver turned left in front of a man on his scooter. The victim identified as a 35 year old man had the right of way according to witnesses, his light was green. The 98 year old was driving a 2003 red jaguar. It is unknown if she was injured.
Alaniz was rushed to Santa Ana’s Western Medical Center however he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Alaniz, a resident of Orange, was only 35 years old. Police are investigating and witnesses should contact the Costa Mesa Police Department at (714) 754-5264.