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Single Vehicle Traffic Collision
On July 29, 2023 at 6:26 a.m., the Newport Beach Police Department dispatch center received several 911 calls regarding a traffic collision in the area of Jamboree Road and University Drive. Officers arrived on scene and found a single vehicle had collided with a tree and caught fire. The driver was pulled from the vehicle by responding Newport Beach Police officers and transported by the Newport Beach Fire Department to a local trauma center for medical treatment.
The driver of the vehicle (and the sole occupant) suffered critical injuries as a result of the collision and remains in critical condition. The driver is an adult male and his identity has yet to be determined.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation, with the NBPD Major Accident Investigation Team on scene. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Traffic Investigator Laverty at 949-644-3747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather Rangel, Press Information Officer