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Woman hurt by flying debris from collision

November 30, 2010

A 23-year-old woman was taken to Santa Ana's Western Medical Center Trauma Center on Tuesday morning with a severe head injury after getting hit by debris from a car crash in Costa Mesa, officials said.

Police declined to identify the woman, who lives in Santa Ana.

Officers said at about 7:50 a.m. a 17-year-old Irvine driver in a Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck ran a red light on westbound Sunflower Avenue off Stevens Avenue, hitting two cars headed north and south, respectively.

The drivers of the other cars, a 23-year-old Santa Ana woman and a 18-year-old woman also from Santa Ana, were uninjured. Debris from the wreck flew to the northwest corner of the sidewalk where pedestrian was standing when she got hit.

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The juvenile was not cited at the scene and the investigation is ongoing, police said. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Costa Mesa police Investigator Rick Cummings at (714) 754-5264.

—Joseph Serna

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