An off-duty Orange County firefighter suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday (12/12/09) while crossing in a crosswalk on South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Luke Perisin, 38, left the Sandpiper Bar just before 1:00 a.m. and was walking within the crosswalk when the suspect, for reasons unknown, crossed over the wrong side of the street and struck Perisin.
According to reports, Perisin hit the windshield, and then flew 50 feet, suffering a head injury and fracturing several bones, including his pelvis, ribs, and vertebrae. It is remarkable he survived.
The police are looking for the identity of the driver who struck Perisin and are asking for help. Authorities are looking for a white Toyota Prius or Corolla with major front end damage. Call (949) 497-0359 with any information.
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