pedestrian accidents Archives

An alleged distracted motorist strikes, kills a Chula Vista man

A 28-year-old Chula Vista man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide for his role in causing the death of a 62-year-old area resident on Sunday, March 11. He'd originally turned himself in on March 14 after hearing that there was a warrant out for his arrest.

What are reasons pedestrian accidents occur?

Over the next few weeks, we'll be ushering in the spring. It's during this time of the year that more of us are likely to take to the streets for either excercise, festivals or even to get to work. While walking from place to place may seem like an ideal option, it comes with inherent dangers too.

How likely is it that my child will be struck at the bus stop?

Many parents often express concern over their child's well-being while riding on school buses. Few, however, stop to realize that their kids are perhaps even more unsafe at bus stops, either waiting to be picked up or when they're getting dropped off.

How can I avoid being injured by a lift truck as a pedestrian?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), pedestrian safety is of great concern, especially around power industry trucks such as ones with any type of lifts on them. According to the Department of Labor (DOL), pedestrians being struck by truck lifts account for an overwhelming majority of work-related accidents in the United States.

Encinitas mom struck and seriously injured while leaving work

A 33-year-old mother was struck by a Ford F-150 truck while crossing the street at Encinitas Boulevard near its intersection with Vulcan Street on Friday, Sept. 22. The woman had reportedly just gotten off of work at Lazy Acres and was walking to catch the coaster back home at around 7:30 p.m.

Pedestrian accidents are up by 11 percent in recent years

A new report, published by the Governors Highway Safety Association, suggests that pedestrians are at even higher risk now for injuries than they ever were previously. In fact, they report that just last year alone, the rate of pedestrian fatalities went up by at least 11 percent from the previous year. It's believed that alcohol consumption and the use of cellphones is at least partially responsible for a large number of these deaths.

When and where pedestrian accidents are most apt to occur

While going places by foot may allow you to get in that much needed exercise and fresh air, it can be a fairly unsafe option. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 70,000 pedestrians are injured each year. Of those, 4,000 lose their lives.

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