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…

Police respond to a scene where a pickup truck plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade and injured multiple people in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)

Over the weekend, a man was taken into custody after ramming his vehicle into a crowd and injuring at least twenty-eight people during a Mardi Gras celebration. Five people were reported seriously injured. The man in the pickup truck was highly intoxicated. ABC News stated, “The driver caused one of the vehicles to strike a…

Earlier today, a man was injured after getting hit by a vehicle near Shoreline Drive in Santa Barbara. It has been confirmed that the man was hit in the crosswalk adjacent to Santa Barbara City College by a female driver in a Toyota FJ Cruiser, Noozhawk. Apparently, the man was listening to loud music with…

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…

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…

Backover Crash Prevention Backover incidents involving pedestrians and children are often preventable. These tragic collisions typically involve unattended children and drivers who aren’t paying attention, although it’s not uncommon for adult pedestrians to be victims too. Often times, backover crashes seriously injure or kill small children and toddlers. Many of these crashes happen when vehicles…

View Larger Map Charges Made in Pedestrian Crash Charges have been made in the case of an October crash that seriously injured a 24-year-old pedestrian. On October 11th, Brent MacDonald Pella struck a pedestrian in downtown Santa Barbara. On Monday, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Pella. He has been charged…

View Larger Map Pedestrian Struck in San Diego Another pedestrian was fatally struck in San Diego. The incident happened in downtown’s East Village. The victim, a man in his 50’s, was struck in the southbound lanes of 200 14th Street. The collision happened at about 8:45 p.m. on Thursday evening. David Stafford, with the San…

View Larger Map Man Fatally Struck by Motorcycle in Fallbrook A pedestrian in Fallbrook was hit by a motorcycle on Thursday night. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing South Mission Road around 6:45 p.m., when he was struck by a motorcycle. Officer Jim Bettencourt, with the California Highway Patrol, said the collision happened just…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Concerned About Pedestrian Safety The Department of Transportation is implementing new tools to keep pedestrians safe. In a recent press conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, spoke about the rise in pedestrian deaths and injuries over the past two years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in conjunction with the Federal…

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