Nurse learns patient dying from hit-and-run is her brother

Oct 4, 2015 3:05 PM by News Staff

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California nurse said she was working in the emergency room when she learned a patient dying from a hit-and-run crash was her brother.

Jennifer Medina told KNBC-TV she was working a busy shift at a hospital in Mission Viejo Friday night when an unresponsive man was brought in.

Medina said as doctors worked frantically to save the 23-year-old man, a fellow nurse looked for his identification. Medina said when her colleague found the man's wallet, she immediate recognized it.

When she opened it, she saw his face.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Cesar Andres Medina was crossing on a green light in San Juan Capistrano Friday night when he was fatally struck by a pickup truck.

A suspect was arrested in connection with the crash Saturday.

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