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…

Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

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…

Everyone is a Pedestrian

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…

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…

How to walk safely to and from school It’s that time of year again – it’s back to school for the kids! Despite summer tourist traffic winding down, it is still important to ensure our children are safe while traveling to and from school. If your children travel to school by walking, read on for…

California: A Dangerous Place for Pedestrians? Each year more than 64,000 pedestrians are injured from auto versus pedestrian accidents in the United States, and nearly 5,000 are killed. While every pedestrian accident is different, the cause of the accident is often driver negligence. These victims are left to face substantial medical expenses, lost wages, and…

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