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…

On Monday night, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Vermont Square, Los Angeles. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the Halldale Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around 10:00 p.m. According to On Scene Video, the pedestrian struck by a vehicle was declared deceased by paramedics at the scene. The…

Two children were injured in San Francisco by a distracted driver while walking through a crosswalk. The accident occurred around 4:55 p.m. near Arroyo Drive. The Mercury News reported, the driver, a 61-year-old San Francisco man, was distracted as he approached Buri Buri Park and did not see a family in the crosswalk. A woman…

A woman pedestrian was walking along the road when she was hit by a vehicle. The woman was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the accident, however, the woman was confirmed dead at the scene.  The accident occurred at Mollison Avenue, just north of Main Street. Sadly,…

A mother was hit on Wednesday by a vehicle while pushing her 6-month-old baby in a stroller.  A vehicle hit the woman while walking across the East Vista Way and Anza Avenue intersection. According to NBC 7 News, the mother was walking across East Vista Way when the driver traveling eastbound on Anza Way made…

Pedestrian safety

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently issued a press release about their draft of the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. At this time, they’re requesting a public review of the plan, which includes a variety of new policies and actions aimed at increasing pedestrian and bicycling across the State of California. Their ultimate…

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…

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…

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