Pedestrian seriously injured when struck
A 59-year-old man who apparently was heavily intoxicated was seriously injured Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle in the 1100 block of West Olive Avenue.
Police said the man, whose name was not released, was crossing the busy four-lane roadway at 10:46 p.m.
“Further investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing Olive Avenue, outside of any crosswalk, when the collision occurred,” stated a police department report.
He was struck by a vehicle driven westbound on Olive Avenue by a 22-year-old woman. She was not injured.
The pedestrian was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno due to apparent head trauma. His status remains critical.
Any witnesses to the collision are urged to contact the Traffic Unit of the Porterville Police Department at 782-7400.