The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about their upcoming efforts to improve pedestrian safety in areas across the state. Caltrans will be using new hybrid safety beacons to enhance safety in busy intersections. The High Intensity Activated Crosswalk Systems (HAWK) look kind of like regular traffic signal lights, but they’re…

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. A victim was hit by a driver in a Prius near Topanga Canyon Boulevard. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident for questioning with California Highway Patrol officers. According to ABC Seven News, Eastbound traffic on PCH and southbound traffic on…

Update: Uber’s Safety Driver is a Felon Just a few days ago, a self-driving Uber fatally struck a pedestrian in Arizona. News reports have surfaced and confirmed the safety driver, who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash, had previously served time in prison. The driver, Rafael Vasquez, spent more than four…

A 12-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle in San Jose by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a crosswalk. The incident occurred on 17th Amber Street and E Julian Street intersection. According to Fox KTVU News, the driver fled northbound on N. 17th Street while another vehicle stopped to help the girl and she was…

A man was hit by one vehicle on Sunday evening on Interstate 710 in South Gate. The incident occurred at Firestone Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. according to My News LA, it’s unknown why the man was walking on or near the freeway, and he was confirmed dead at the scene. Witnesses are being asked to…

An underage driver was arrested on Sunday for striking four pedestrians in Santa Rosa. According to CBS San Francisco, Witnesses told police that a Ford Explorer struck several pedestrians on a sidewalk in front of a restaurant on the northwest corner of the intersection. The driver, Jose Gil Ortiz-Ortiz, struck the pedestrians near the Fourth Street…

On Saturday evening, a man was arrested for killing a pedestrian and driving under the influence. The accident occurred in Vista, and the driver, David Palafox, was arrested after hitting a pedestrian on Estrelita Drive. A 51-year-old man was walking across Estrelita Drive near the intersection when Palafox turned his vehicle right and hit him,…

A pedestrian was killed on Interstate 5 around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The California Highway Patrol reported to CBS 8 News, they suspected a car hit the pedestrian and left him there to die. Investigators found blood marks and a license plate on the road. “The license plate matched a dark blue Honda Accord…

Early Tuesday morning, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in Point Loma. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, the incident happened on Rosecrans Street at Voltaire Street, sometime after 12:30 a.m. Very few details about this wreck have been released, but we do know that the pedestrian was believed to be…

A teenager was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Thursday evening in Encanto. The 13-year-old boy was skating with his friends and stopped on Brooklyn Avenue to check his phone. Unfortunately, a truck driver did not have enough time to stop and struck the boy. Witnesses told Fox San Diego News, the boy…

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