Man hit by car at Downtown Tuesday Night

By: Nathan Donato-Weinstein |
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A Roseville man is in critical condition after being hit by a classic car at the Downtown Tuesday Night street fair, police said. The incident occurred when the driver of a vintage car was backing into a parking space when a malfunction apparently occurred and the car lurched, pinning the victim, who was sitting on a sidewalk watching the cars, against the wall, said Police Spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther. Details were still sketchy at about 5:30 p.m. Gunther said the incident occurred at 3:12 p.m. near the intersection of Taylor and Vernon streets. The man has been taken to the hospital and was believed critical this evening. The Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team is on site. The man who was hurt is a Roseville resident in his sixties, Gunther said. The downtown street fair event was still going on tonight but a section of the street was closed off while officers performed their investigation. Inna Kuyava, a stylist at the Deja Du salon near where the accident occurred, said she was working on a client when she heard a loud noise "like those noisy cars make." "Then I just heard people screaming," she said. She said she came outside to find workers from next-door Perry's Barber Shop helping get the victim freed. Emergency personnel were on scene shortly after, she said. An update will be posted Wednesday morning. contact the writer at Story first posted 5:30 p.m. Updated 6:15 p.m.