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A pedestrian is struck and killed in poorly-lit area near Vista

A 38-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed just outside of Vista's city limits on May 10, 2017. The decedent and a friend were walking westbound near the shoulder of Santa Fe Avenue just south of Montgomery Drive when a passing motorist's car struck the man.

Fatal pedestrian accidents highest in California, data shows

When it comes to pedestrians, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics from 2015, pedestrians and bicyclists that were killed as a result of being struck by automobiles added up to 17.7 percent of the some 35,092 traffic fatalities that same year. That percentage equates to some 818 bicyclists and 5,376 pedestrians killed that year.

What can be done about pedestrian fatalities in California?

At one point or another, all of us are pedestrians - whether we are crossing an intersection or walking a farther distance. Although we'd like to think that we are safe while on foot, the unfortunate reality is we may be putting our lives at risk.

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