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…

The northbound lanes on the Golden Gate bridge were confirmed to be closed on Monday night. Reports confirmed that the collision occurred around 9:00 p.m. According to NBC Bay Area, The Golden Gate Bridge patrol spotted the pedestrian on the sidewalk, and when the patrol went to contact the individual, the pedestrian ran into the…

A teen was killed Monday evening while walking across the street with her boyfriend. The girl was identified as Cathy Gomez and was crossing a crosswalk when she and her boyfriend were hit by a vehicle. According to ABC News, It appears the collision occurred as the pedestrians were crossing the street in the marked crosswalk…

On Wednesday morning, a pedestrian was struck by an SUV outside of a City Heights 7-Eleven. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, the incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. on El Cajon Boulevard. Law enforcement officers were reportedly trying to stop a Lexus SUV that was traveling at a high rate of speed….

On Wednesday morning, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, the incident happened near Palomar Street, in the northbound lanes, at about 5:30 a.m. After the initial crash, a motorcycle rider was unable to avoid the pedestrian and…

On Tuesday, a pedestrian was struck and injured on La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, the incident happened at about 9:15 p.m. Initial reports indicate that a 2007 Toyota Camry struck the 51-year-old pedestrian head-on. The 21-year-old driver reportedly saw the pedestrian too late and was…

CHP to Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has just issued a press release about a federal grant they received in order to improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in California. With this grant, the CHP hopes to increase traffic safety for these vulnerable roadway user groups through education and…

Pedestrian Safety in California Pedestrian safety needs to be a top priority for motorists in California. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Everyone is a Pedestrian” safety campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers pedestrians face on U.S. roadways everyday. The NHTSA is hoping to elevate the level of understanding about what…

View Larger Map College Area Pedestrian Struck by Trailer On Wednesday, January 8th, a pedestrian was hit by a trailer being towed by a pickup truck around College Area. The incident happened in the 6500 block of Alvarado Road at about 7:10 p.m. According to ABC Channel 10 News, the pedestrian was trying to cross…

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…

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