News release - 2/21/2014

Published 2/21/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Serious Injury Traffic Collision - Hit and Run
DATE/TIME: February 21, 2014 / 1817 hours
LOCATION: Channel Islands Boulevard near Circle Drive
PEDESTRIAN: Adalberto Romero Deloa, 66 years, Oxnard Resident  
VEHICLE 1 AND 2 : Light-colored Pick-up Truck; Light-colored Sedan
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Brian Woolley, Traffic Sergeant
Senior Officer Maria Pena (805) 385-7750
Traffic Officer Manuel Perez (805) 385-7750

On February 21, 2014, at about 6:17 P.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to the 500 block of East Channel Islands Boulevard in reference to an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. 
Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian, Adalberto Romero Deloa, was crossing Channel Islands Boulevard near Circle Drive when he was struck by a light-colored truck that was traveling eastbound on Channel Islands Boulevard.  The impact caused pedestrian Deloa to be thrown several feet and land in the roadway.  According to witnesses, a second vehicle, described only as a light-colored sedan, also struck pedestrian Deloa while he was lying in the roadway.  Both vehicles fled the scene of the collision without rendering aid or notifying emergency personnel.  
Pedestrian Deloa was transported from the scene to the Ventura County Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery for his injuries.  He is currently listed in critical condition.        
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision.          
If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Senior Officer Maria Pena or Traffic Officer Manuel Perez at 805-385-7750.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  You can also visit the website www.venturacountycrimestoppers.orgto submit a tip via text or email.  

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