Caltrans Hawk

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about implementing their HAWK pedestrian safety beacons on busy highways. It’s no secret that busy roadways can be dangerous places for pedestrians and cyclists. In many smaller towns and neighborhoods, there may not be traffic lights, crosswalks, and other traffic systems to help protect…

Around 2:30 this morning, a pedestrian was struck by a big-rig in Santa Ana. The Orange County Fire Association responded to the accident near the Dyer Road exit near southbound 55 Freeway. The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The authorities have yet to confirm why the pedestrian was on the…

A pedestrian was killed by the freeway entrance on Highway 101 and Octavia on-ramp this morning. The pedestrian was crossing the street inside of a crosswalk when the car spun out and hit them. The on-ramp was closed for a few hours for authorities to investigate and clean up the accident. There aren’t any further…

A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle and dragged along the road for about a block underneath the vehicle. The driver was an elderly man who was turning in the Sixth Street and Park Avenue intersection. The driver did have a green light but did not see the pedestrian as he was turning. An…

Pedestrian Safety Awareness in California Motorists in San Diego and along the Central Coast are all too familiar with injury-causing and deadly pedestrian accidents. Barely a week goes by without another fatal or catastrophic pedestrian accident in the news. It’s not just California either. Pedestrians are one of the only roadway user groups that continue…

Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in California The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press released about the federal grant they received to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety across the state. The yearlong program being funded by the grant will seek to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety through increased safety enforcement and awareness through…

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Garbage Truck Last week, a pedestrian was fatally hit by a garbage truck off of Interstate 8 in the Midway District of San Diego. According to ABC Channel 10 News, the incident happened at about 4:45 a.m. on the westbound off-ramp to Rosecrans Street. Very few details have been released about…

View Larger Map A 60-year-old woman from Paso Robles is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on the 300 block of Santa Bella of Paso Robles, CA. The victim has been identified as Cindy Dougherty. According to The San Luis Obispo Tribune the male driver of the vehicle did not suffer any…

Pedestrian Safety in California Anytime a pedestrian gets struck in San Diego or along the Central Coast, it’s pretty serious news. Since pedestrians don’t wear helmets or have the added safety features of automobiles, it’s not uncommon for collisions to cause devastating and fatal injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on…

View Larger Map A 22-year-old man from San Luis Obispo was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the 4300 block of Higuera in San Luis Obispo, CA. The police identified the man as Kent Boswell of San Luis Obispo. According to KSBY the driver of the vehicle that hit Kent Boswell was a…

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