News on Pedestrian and Bike Hits around San Diego, July-Dec 2018

89-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit by Ford F-150 Pickup in Downtown San Diego

An 89-year-old woman was hospitalized Tuesday morning with multiple injuries suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck in downtown San Diego. Officers responded about 8:30 p.m. Monday to the 1700 block of Third Avenue and located the victim, according to Sgt. Joe Ruvido of the San Diego Police Department. An investigation determined the […]

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Pedestrian hit by SUV involved in collision in Grant Hill

A man was struck by a SUV involved in a collision as he was getting into his parked car in the San Diego neighborhood of Grant Hill Sunday afternoon, police said. The victim was on Imperial Avenue near 29th Street around 12:50 p.m. when he was hit after two nearby vehicles collided, San Diego police...

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Cycling Advocate Roberta Walker Seriously Injured by Truck While Riding in Encinitas

A North County community leader who’s known as a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate was hit by a truck and seriously injured while riding her bicycle in Encinitas early Saturday. The crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday on North Coast Highway 101 near Phoebe Street, San Diego Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Perkins said. The victim […]

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65-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit by Car Downtown, Suffers Fractured Hip

A 65-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday morning with a fractured hip suffered when a car struck him as he crossed a street in the Cortez Hill area of downtown San Diego. Officers responded at 11 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Cedar Street and located the injured man, according to Sgt. Michael […]

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Pedestrian hit by minivan near Rancho Peñasquitos intersection

A woman was hospitalized Friday morning after she was struck by a minivan while walking near a Rancho Peñasquitos intersection, police said. The collision happened about 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sparren Avenue and Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Stirk said. The circumstances...

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Woman Struck, Seriously Injured While Riding Bicycle on a Vista Street

A bicyclist suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a pickup while riding on a street in Vista, authorities said Tuesday. It happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Sycamore Avenue near the Shadowridge Plaza Shopping Center, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rand said. The 20-year-old woman […]

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Pedestrian Struck by Car at Chollas Creek Intersection

A 63-year-old man suffered major injuries when he was struck by a car at a Chollas Creek intersection, police said Tuesday. It happened around 7 p.m. Monday at the intersection of 54th Street and University Avenue, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. A 61-year-old woman was driving a 2007 Nissan sedan southbound in the […]

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Pedestrian Killed on Route 54 in Chula Vista

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 54 in Chula Vista, law enforcement authorities said Monday. The crash was reported at 10:21 p.m. Sunday, when a white Ford Explorer was returned to its owner in the 300 block of D Street, the California Highway Patrol said. The pedestrian was located at 11:40 p.m. in […]

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Man arrested in hit-and-run crash that left 57-year-old pedestrian dead

A 32-year-old Chula Vista man was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run after allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian on state Route 54 in Chula Vista late Sunday, authorities said. A relative of the driver called 911 to report the crash shortly after 10 p.m. saying the SUV involved was...

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3 Killed, 8 Injured in High-Speed I-8 Freeway Crash Near Boulevard

Three people were killed and eight others injured late Thursday afternoon when a truck being chased by border patrol agents crashed on Interstate 8 in Boulevard, according to authorities and a report from the scene. The fatal crash occurred on the westbound side of the freeway near Crestwood Road shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to […]

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Bicyclist Suffers Severe Head Injury in Collision with SUV in Bay Terraces

A cyclist was hospitalized Friday morning with life-threatening head injuries suffered in a collision with an SUV in the Bay Terraces neighborhood of San Diego. Officers responded about 10:50 p.m. Thursday to the 7300 block of Paradise Valley Road and discovered the victim, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department. He […]

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Jaywalking Pedestrian Seriously Injured in San Ysidro

A female pedestrian walking outside a crosswalk was struck and injured in the San Ysidro area, authorities reported Friday. The crash was reported at 6:47 p.m. Thursday in the 4300 block of Camino De La Plaza, San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims said. “A 21-year-old male was driving his 2013 VW Jetta westbound…in the No. […]

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Pedestrian hit by car in San Ysidro transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries

A car hit a woman walking at Willow Road and Camino De La Plaza in San Ysidro, near the Las Americas Premium Outlets on Thursday around 6:45 p.m. The pedestrian was transported to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest with life-threatening head injuries. A 21-year-old male was driving a 2013...

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Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured By Pickup at Midway District Intersection

A 65-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a pickup truck while walking in a crosswalk at a Midway District intersection, police said Monday. It happened at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Rosecrans and Kurtz streets, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. A 29-year-old man was driving a […]

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Crash Kills MCRD Drill Instructor Who Saved 2 Women in September

A Marine drill instructor who rescued two women from a fiery multi-car freeway crash in September has died in another freeway accident. Sgt. Gary G. Wilson of Fairfield, Connecticut, was killed Friday night in a motorcycle accident on northbound Interstate 15, Marine authorities said Saturday. The California Highway Patrol reported Wilson, 33, was dead at […]

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72-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Linda Vista Crash

A woman was seriously injured when she crossed into the path of an oncoming car in Linda Vista, police said Saturday. A 72-year-old woman had just gotten off a bus at a stop on Linda Vista Road near Tait Street around 5:20 p.m., according to San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims. She walked to a […]

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Man Breaks Jaw After Falling Off Scooter Downtown

A man broke his jaw while riding a scooter downtown late Saturday night, according to the San Diego Police Department. The 41-year-old was riding on North Harbor Drive near the USS Midway Museum at around 11:15 p.m. Outpouring of Support Gives Ramona Family Hope After Fire Takes Everything He hit a raised curb and fell off the scooter, breaking his jaw, according to police. The man had been drink

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Pedestrian Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Rosecrans Street in Pt. Loma

A 52-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning in Point Loma. The woman was standing in a southbound lane, in the 1700 block of Rosecrans Street, when she was hit by a southbound vehicle, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department. Officers dispatched to the scene […]

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Woman Hit, Severely Injured in Linda Vista Crosswalk

A woman was severely injured when she was struck by a car while crossing the street in Linda Vista on Saturday afternoon, police said. The woman was pushing a shopping cart in the crosswalk in front of the Thuan Phat Supermarket on Linda Vista Road around 5:30 p.m. when she was struck, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said. Father Says Psychological Abuse Led Him To Shoot and Kill Son The vi

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2 Seriously Hurt When SUV Runs Red Light in Carmel Mountain

Two people were seriously injured when an SUV ran a red light and collided with a car at an intersection in the Carmel Mountain area. The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highland Ranch Road and Ted Williams Parkway, San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims said. A 27-year-old man with a […]

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2 Pedestrians Struck by Cars at Same Point on Poway Roadway

Two pedestrians were struck by cars in separate crashes at the same point on a Poway roadway Wednesday, leaving one dead and another injured. The crashes both happened at about 8 p.m., within minutes of each other, on a curve of Twin Peaks Road near Midland Road, San Diego County Sheriff's Department Lt. Chris Collier said. Excessive Force Lawsuit Brought Against MTS First, a woman struck a pedes

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Van While Crossing San Ysidro Street

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a van early Monday while he was attempting to cross a San Ysidro street. It happened shortly before 1:10 a.m. in the 400 block of East San Ysidro Boulevard, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The unidentified man, believed to be in his 40s, stepped off the […]

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Jaywalking Pedestrian Seriously Injured Near San Diego State University

A man was seriously injured when he tried to cross a College area street against a red signal and was struck by a car, police said Sunday. It happened just after 5 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of College Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard near San Diego State University, according to San Diego Police Officer […]

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Vehicle Crashes into SDFD Station in La Jolla

Three people had to be extricated from a vehicle that crashed into a fire station Friday night in La Jolla, but there were no reported injuries. The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. at San Diego Fire-Rescue station 9 located at Ardath Way and Torrey Pines Road. Firefighters were eating dinner in a kitchen, approximately 12 […]

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Pedestrian Killed on Imperial Avenue by Hit-and-Run Driver

A car struck and killed a pedestrian in Encanto, and the driver then fled the scene in a black sedan, police reported Sunday. The deadly crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Imperial Avenue near 66th Street. A woman tried to cross Imperial Avenue but did not stop for oncoming traffic in the westbound lanes, […]

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Woman struck by hit-run vehicle, dies in Encanto

A pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in Encanto Saturday night and died a short time later, San Diego police said. Police and medics got 911 calls about 6:30 p.m.to report the collision at Imperial Avenue and Woodman Street. A woman was lying in the street, but the vehicle and driver...

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Woman Killed in Encanto Hit-and-Run

A woman was killed in a hit-and-run Saturday evening in the Encanto area, police said. The collision happened around 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Imperial Avenue and Woodman Street, near Encanto Park, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said. Teens Propose Solutions to Stop Youth Sex Trafficking The driver took off after hitting the woman, he said. Imperial Avenue is shut down in both directions

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Woman Died After Crash with Boy, 17, in Rancho Bernardo

An elderly woman died Saturday afternoon after being involved in a car crash with a teenage driver in Rancho Bernardo, police said. The woman, 71, was riding in black 2006 Toyota Avalon driven by a 72-year-old man when it was hit by a 17-year-old boy in a Jeep making a left turn against a red light, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said. Teens Propose Solutions to Stop Youth Sex Trafficking

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Pedestrian killed near busy intersection in Encinitas

A 54-year-old woman was struck by a car and killed Thursday night near a busy intersection in Encinitas, sheriff’s officials said. It happened a little before 6:40 p.m. on Mountain Vista Drive just east of El Camino Real, sheriff’s Sgt. Luis Chavez said. The intersection there is surrounded by...

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Woman Run Over While Helping People in Crash on SR-94

A good Samaritan who stopped to check on two cars involved in an early morning collision on State Route 94 was killed when she was struck by a third vehicle and then run over by a fourth early Thursday. The woman, who has not yet been identified, stopped to check on a Honda Civic and a Mercedes-Benz involved in a crash in eastbound lanes of SR-94 near 28th Street. Trick or Treat? Halloween Candy

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Woman Killed After Stopping to Help Crash Victims on Route 94

A good Samaritan was struck and killed by an SUV Thursday when she stopped to help motorists at the scene of a two-car crash on state Route 94 in the Golden Hill area. The initial crash happened shortly before 1:45 a.m. on eastbound 94 just east of 28th street, according to the California Highway Patrol. […]

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Authorities ID Drivers Killed in Wrong-way Crash Near Rainbow

Authorities Thursday identified a 23-year-old man who killed himself and another driver when he collided with the 20-year-old woman’s car while driving the wrong way on Interstate 15 near Rainbow. Jacob Rodriguez of Lake Elsinore was driving a white Hyundai Elantra north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 around 11:15 p.m. Friday when he […]

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6-Year Term for DUI Driver Whose Tree Crash Killed Passenger in Escondido

A drunken driver whose car veered off a road in unincorporated Escondido and hit a tree during the Thanksgiving holiday a year ago, killing his passenger, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in state prison. Ambruno Domingo, 23, pleaded guilty earlier this month to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing great bodily injury. […]

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Huge backup on west I-8 after multi-vehicle crash near I-5

Commuters heading west on Interstate 8 early Monday were finding a huge backup and slow traffic all the way back to La Mesa after several vehicles crashed near Interstate 5. The California Highway Patrol said three lanes remained closed after the collision, which was reported at 6:48 a.m. on west...

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3 Children Killed in Crash at School Bus Stop in Indiana

Three children, believed to be all from the same family, were struck and killed at a school bus stop in Indiana Tuesday morning, police said. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. in Fulton County near 4600 N. State Road 25, according to Indiana State Police. Authorities said the children were at the bus stop on the west side of the road and the stop-arm on the bus was out when a pickup truck hit a

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Poway school bus drivers report danger on San Diego roads

It's a law thousands of people break each day and it's putting children's safety at risk. News 8's Marcella Lee rides along with a school bus driver and shows us the danger on our San Diego roads.

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Minor injuries reported in pedestrian crash near Balboa Park's Haunted Trail

At least one pedestrian sustained minor injuries Tuesday night when a two-car crash near the Haunted Trail in Balboa Park sent one of the cars careening onto a sidewalk, police said. It happened about 7:30 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street, according to San Diego police Sgt. Joe Ruvido. Laurel...

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Rollover Crash Backs Up Traffic on I-5 in Encinitas

The rollover crash happened on northbound I-5 near the Loma Santa Fe exit, blocking two lanes of traffic. NBC 7's First Alert Traffic Anchor Whitney Southwick has details.

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MTS bus driver hospitalized after three-vehicle crash in Mountain View

A Metropolitan Transit System bus driver was hospitalized Monday after a three-vehicle crash near an Interstate-805 onramp in the Mountain View area, police said. The collision happened about 6 a.m. on South 43rd Street, near the onramp to Interstate 805, San Diego police Lt. Brent Williams said. ...

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Three injured in possible drunk driving crash in Sorrento Valley

Three people were injured in a crash early Saturday morning in Sorrento Valley that may have been caused by alcohol impairment, police said. The crash happened around 4 a.m. at the intersection of Mira Mesa Boulevard and Camino Santa Fe, San Diego Police Sgt.

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3 Hurt After Car Crashes Off Freeway Into Embankment

Three people were hurt Sunday in a two-car crash on Interstate 8 that sent a car through a chainlink fence and down an embankment, a fire battalion chief said. The collision happened around 4:30 p.m. westbound I-8 near the Mollison Avenue exit in El Cajon, Heartland Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Todd Nelson said. Last Surviving Member of US Military's Elite Frogmen Buried With Honors There were t

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Wrong-Way Driver Kills Himself and Another Driver on Interstate 15

A possibly inebriated driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 15 near Rainbow caused a crash that killed both him and the driver of the car he struck, a California Highway Patrol officer said Saturday. The wrong-way driver was identified as a 23-year-old Lake Elsinore man, and the victim in the other car was a […]

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle on Freeway Off-Ramp in National City

A pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles and killed while attempting to cross an Interstate 5 off-ramp in National City, authorities said Friday. The crash happened shortly before 8:25 p.m. Thursday on the Civic Center Drive off-ramp from southbound Interstate 5, California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez said. A man was attempting to cross the […]

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Man hit with Taser, arrested following road-rage incident in University Heights

A 33-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly punched a man whose vehicle he had backed into, punched a police officer in the chest and was subdued with a stun gun when he tried to flee following a road-rage incident in the University Heights area. The series of events began...

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Woman Seriously Injured in Solo Golden Hill Scooter Crash

An electric-scooter rider was seriously injured Tuesday in a solo accident on a Golden Hill thoroughfare, San Diego police reported. The 31-year-old woman was heading west in the 2100 block of Broadway about 6:45 a.m. when she found herself unable to slow down for unknown reasons, Officer Sarah Foster said. Becoming frightened, she jumped off […]

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Two injured in Logan Heights crash involving trolley

Two pedestrians sustained injuries in a crash involving a San Diego trolley Tuesday night in Logan Heights, police said. A woman suffered minor injuries, while a man who was more seriously injured was rushed by medics to a hospital before officers arrived, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims...

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Driver dies after running red light, slamming into car at San Diego intersection

A man was killed when his pickup truck struck the side of a car and overturned several times at an intersection in the Bay Ho neighborhood, San Diego police said. The collision happened shortly before 11:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Clairemont Drive and Balboa Avenue, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

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Two Men Crash on Electric Scooters Near Buca di Beppo Downtown

Two men riding electric scooters crashed near a Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant downtown Sunday night. A 43-year-old was using a Bird scooter on G Street when a 48-year-old crashed into him just after 6 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department. San Diego Among Top Cities for Pizza: TripAdvisor Police said the younger man slowed down, but the older man was following at an unsafe distanc

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Woman Killed in Fallbrook Hit-and-Run

A woman was struck and killed late Friday in Fallbrook, and the car that struck her drove away. It happened just before 9 p.m., when the woman was walking on East Alvarado Street near Alvarado Court, California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe said. The woman was in the eastbound lane of Alvarado Street when she […]

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Sleeping Driver Hits Row of Parked Cars in Kensington

A driver fell asleep behind the wheel in Kensington Friday night, causing a chain reaction of collisions that damaged several vehicles. San Diego police say the driver nodded off on Adams Avenue near Marlborough Drive and hit a semi truck unloading things at a Starbucks. Home Intruder Sexually Assaulted Child in Lemon Grove: SDSO The driver then rear-ended a car parked along the curb, sending it

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Pedestrian struck, rescued from underneath vehicle near I-805 on-ramp

A pedestrian was rescued from underneath a vehicle today after she was struck near an Interstate 805 on-ramp in the Mountain View area, authorities said. The collision involving an SUV happened shortly before 6:20 a.m. near the Imperial Avenue on-ramp to southbound Interstate 805, California Highway...

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To Get Drivers to Yield to Pedestrians, St. Paul is Using Psychological Tricks

A ground-breaking experiment in St. Paul, Minn., shows a shocking pattern of dangerous and aggressive behavior towards pedestrians. But also how solvable the problem is given the right attention and policies. For most of 2018, researcher Nichole Morris, director of the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, has been measuring driver yielding at crosswalks around St. Paul. Nichole M

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Oak Park

A pedestrian died Wednesday after he was hit by a car as he was trying to cross a street in Oak Park, San Diego police said. The collision occurred around 4:45 a.m. near the intersection of 54th Street and Haniman Drive, just north of Euclid Avenue, said police Officer Steve Bourasa. The 57-year-old...

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Car While Attempting to Cross Street in Oak Park

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Wednesday while he was attempting to cross an Oak Park street, police said. It happened shortly after 4:45 a.m. in the 200 block of 54th Street, San Diego Police Officer Steve Bourasa said. A 57-year-old man was attempting to cross 54th Street from the west curb […]

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San Diego proposing crackdown on Segway tour companies after $1.7 million payout

San Diego plans to crack down on local Segway tour operators in the wake of a $1.7 million injury settlement in June and another lawsuit filed last spring claiming a protruding sidewalk caused the death of a Segway rider two years ago. An ordinance proposed by city officials would require Segway tour companies to apply for special permits, follow safety procedures and obtain commercial liability

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Woman Struck, Killed by Pickup While Crossing Street in Rancho Bernardo

A woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck while crossing a Rancho Bernardo street, police reported Tuesday. The victim, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was crossing Bernardo Heights Parkway southbound at Calle Pueblito at about 6 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a 63-year-old woman driving a 2004 Toyota […]

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Woman struck, seriously injured while crossing street in El Cerrito

A pedestrian suffered major injuries Monday when she was struck by a car while crossing a street in the El Cerrito area, police said. It happened at about 6:15 a.m. in the 5700 block of El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by truck in Rancho Bernardo

A pedestrian was fatally injured when she was struck by a pickup Monday evening near a church north of Rancho Bernardo High School, police said. The victim, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was crossing Bernardo Heights Parkway at Calle Pueblito when she was struck by a 2004 Toyota pickup about...

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Woman hit by car while crossing El Cajon Boulevard; police say she has life-threatening injuries

A 67-year-old woman was hit by a car and suffered what San Diego police said were life-threatening injuries as she crossed El Cajon Boulevard in the El Cerrito neighborhood early Monday. The woman was hit as she was crossing southbound across El Cajon Boulevard near El Cerrito Drive outside of a crosswalk around 6:15 a.m., San Diego police said.

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Car Hits Pedestrian, Major Injuries Near Rancho Bernardo HS

A car struck a pedestrian in Rancho Bernardo Monday night, leaving the person with major injuries. The incident occurred near Bernardo Heights Parkway and Calle Pueblito, less than one mile away from Rancho Bernardo High School. SD Chamber of Commerce Returns From Annual Trip to D.C. The San Diego Police Department and San Diego Fire-Rescue responded around 6 p.m. The driver stayed at the scene w

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Jeff Speck: For a Walkable City, Remove Centerlines on Local Streets

“ Island Press has granted Streetsblog the exclusive right to publish a series of excerpts from Jeff Speck’s new book, Walkable City Rules . These will be shared over the next several months in conjunction with the book’s October release. ” RULE 71: When repaving a two-lane, two-way street in an area where pedestrians are present, do not include a centerline without a site-specific justification.

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Woman hit by car while crossing El Cajon Boulevard; police say she has life-threatening injuries

A 67-year-old woman was hit by a car and suffered what San Diego police said were life-threatening injuries as she crossed El Cajon Boulevard in the El Cerrito neighborhood early Monday. The woman was hit as she was crossing southbound across El Cajon Boulevard near El Cerrito Drive outside of...

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Pedestrian Unconscious After Being Hit By Car in El Cerrito

A pedestrian was unconscious when officers arrived to a call of a car crash on El Cajon Boulevard in El Cerrito Monday morning, police said. The pedestrian was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital in unknown condition just after the crash near College Avenue around 6:15 a.m., the San Diego Police Department said. The Haunted History of the Whaley House Police did not say whether the driver staye

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Experts: Feds Aren’t Fixing Pedestrian Safety Crisis

Federal officials are failing to protect pedestrians — and may even be contributing to the problem as the pedestrian death toll has increased 50 percent in just eight years , advocates and experts say. Roughly 6,000 pedestrians were killed last year — roughly 16 per day — the most since the early 1990s and a 46-percent increase since 2009. The worrisome trend doesn’t seem to be reversing in part

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Man Hit, Seriously Injured Crossing Garnet Avenue to Catch an Uber

A 25-year-old man suffered serious head injuries Friday when he was struck by a car while crossing a Pacific Beach street in an attempt to catch up to an Uber. It happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the 1400 block of Garnet Avenue, San Diego Police Officer Steve Bourasa said. The 25-year-old man was crossing […]

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San Diego woman who was hit by car in her wheelchair needs help to buy van

Tamandra is scared to wheel around her Normal Heights neighborhood now after a driver slammed into her this past summer. She says the person who hit her only had bare-minimum insurance and now she is stuck with an injury that makes it almost impossible to get into her car to take care of the basics.

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Skateboarder who ran red light hit by vehicle in Imperial Beach

A 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries Wednesday night when he was hit by a vehicle in Imperial Beach after he ran a red light, a sheriff’s official said. Investigators said the teen was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Florida Street around 8:50 p.m., said sheriff’s...

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So, Self-Driving Cars Could Make Humans Unhealthier Than Ever

A widespread shift to autonomous vehicles could weaken America's already slipping stance in a two-front war against pollution and sedentary behavior, which are tightly linked to cancer and heart disease.

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Driver Suspected of Hitting Boy on Bike, Taking Off in Court

A Lakeside woman is expected to appear in court Wednesday on charges stemming from a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a nine-year-old boy riding a bicycle on his way to school. Courtney Webber, 25, was arrested on felony hit-and-run charges last Thursday night after a brief standoff at her Lakeside home, El Cajon police Lt. Stephen Kirk said. She was found hiding under her bed. Mother of

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed in San Ysidro by Teenager Driving Mustang

A 62-year-old man was struck and killed by a car while he was crossing a San Ysidro street, police reported Tuesday. It happened shortly before 9:25 p.m. Monday in the 3600 block of Beyer Boulevard, near Del Sur Boulevard, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The man was crossing Beyer Boulevard northbound on foot […]

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Pedestrian Killed by Car in San Ysidro

A pedestrian was struck fatally by a car in San Ysidro Monday, police confirmed. The pedestrian was walking along the 3600 block of Beyer Boulevard just before 9:30 p.m. when they were hit, according to the San Diego Police Department. San Diego Woman, Marine Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide Officers said the driver stayed at the scene after the collision. A Sig Alert was issued for Beyer Boulev

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Hit-and-Run Victim Upset After DA Declines To Charge 82-Year-Old Driver

A South Bay motorcyclist seriously injured after getting hit by a car is searching for answers after the District Attorney’s office declined to bring charges against the driver who hit him. David Franco, 26, was riding his motorcycle to work back in May when he was hit by a car at the intersection of Ash Street and 5th Avenue downtown. Teen Bitten By Shark at Beacon's Beach Released from Children

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65-Year-Old Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Jamul

A 65-year-old woman was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Jamul Friday evening. The woman was crossing near the 13000 block of Campo Road near Jamul Feed & Supply around 7:18 p.m. when a Toyota Corolla traveling westbound hit her. Rep. Hunter Runs Ad Accusing Opponent of Having Ties to Terrorism The driver stopped and got out of the car to see what he had hit, and then he got back in and

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76-Year-Old Woman Killed Crossing Encinitas Street

A 76-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle and killed in Encinitas, authorities said Saturday. Deputies responded at 7 p.m. Friday to the 500 block of Balour Drive and found a bystander performing lifesaving measures on the woman that was struck by the vehicle, according to Sgt. Agustin Rosas of the San Diego County Sheriff’s […]

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Woman killed in Jamul hit-and-run

A woman was killed in Jamul late Friday by a hit-and-run driver who officers were ultimately able to track down and arrest, the California Highway Patrol said Saturday. Around 7:20 p.m. Friday, a 65-year-old woman was crossing Route 94 near Rancho Miguel Road when she was struck by a white Toyota...

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Driver Almost Hits Pedestrian, Then Shoots Him After Fight in Del Cerro

A 57-year-old man suffered a gunshot to his right forearm while fighting a motorist who almost struck him Sunday morning in the Del Cerro community of San Diego. The victim told San Diego Police he was walking southbound across the street in the 5200 block of Adobe Falls Road when he was almost struck about […]

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Man shot in arm while fighting motorist who almost struck him

A 57-year-old man suffered a gunshot to his right forearm while fighting a motorist who almost struck him Sunday morning in the Del Cerro community of San Diego, a police sergeant said. The victim told police he was walking south across the street on Adobe Falls Road near Waring Road when he was...

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Boy Riding Bicycle Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in El Cajon

A motorist fled Thursday after the compact car she was driving struck and seriously injured a 9-year-old boy riding his bicycle along an East County street. Officers responding to West Main Street and Sunshine Avenue in El Cajon found the child lying in the roadway, unconscious, shortly after 7:30 a.m., according to El Cajon Police. […]

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in Pacific Beach

A 21-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries when she was struck by a hit-and-run motorist Sunday in the Pacific Beach community of San Diego. The woman was in the crosswalk in the 4400 block of Mission Boulevard, going eastbound when she was hit by either a silver or white sedan a little before 1:45 a.m., […]

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Wheels: 2-Second Rule for Distracted Driving Can Mean Life or Death

While people will always find a way to distract themselves, the industry is dreaming up new ways to keep drivers’ eyes on the road.

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CHP Hands Out 88 Pedestrian Citations in Single Day During South County Operation

California Highway Patrol officers Thursday conducted a pedestrian law enforcement operation that resulted in 88 citations for residents taking unsafe actions. The CHP focused on violators of right-of-way laws by drivers and pedestrians at the intersection of Central Avenue and Bonita Road and the intersection of Bonita Road and Otay Lakes Road. Officers boasted “an […]

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Teenage Cyclist Hit by Car Has Long Road to Recovery: Father

The father of a boy who suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car while riding his bike in Escondido earlier this month says his son is still recovering in the hospital and has multiple surgeries ahead of him. Fourteen-year-old Josue Carrasco was riding his bike Sept. 7 just minutes from his home on. His father came home and noticed Josue wasn’t there so he gave him a call. Josue said he

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San Diego Sees 80% Increase in Distracted Driving Tickets

In addition to talking and texting, it's illegal to use your phone for GPS while driving unless it's mounted to your cars dashboard or center console. Those under the age of 18 can never talk and drive, even if hands-free. Still, many drivers break this law every day. NBC 7 Investigates wanted to know how many cell phone tickets were being given and exactly where drivers were being cited. Data ob

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Safety Board Responds to Ped Crash Crisis

Cars need better headlights. Cars need to be better designed. Cars need less space. These are some of the recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board after examining the 50-percent spike in pedestrian crashes since 2009. It’s the agency’s first serious examination of pedestrian deaths in two decades. The full report isn’t out yet, but a summary [ PDF ] offers 11 recommendations

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Woman, 60, struck by hit-run driver in San Ysidro

A 60-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in San Ysidro Monday night, police said. The collision happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Rail Court, just east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The...

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Elderly Woman Struck By Hit-and-Run Motorist in San Ysidro

A 60-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in San Ysidro, police said Tuesday. It happened shortly before 11 p.m. Monday in the 5900 block of Rail Court, just east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The victim was sitting on […]

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E-Scooter Deaths Show Urgent Need for Safer Streets

How many e-scooter riders have to die before cities realize they can’t just ignore their safety? Another e-scooterer was killed last week in Washington, D.C. — the third such fatality in just over a month. The death rate on shared e-scooters is now six times worse than the death rate for bike share systems. E-scooters, backed by billions in venture capital, have been in U.S. cities for just over

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Man Injured Running Through Traffic on Oceanside Boulevard

A man suffered moderate injuries when he was struck by a car while running across traffic lanes in Oceanside, police reported Monday. It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Oceanside Boulevard, Oceanside Police Sgt. Jeff Brandt said. The 41-year-old victim was running across Oceanside Boulevard near Greenbrier Drive when he […]

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Bicyclist injured in Chollas View hit-and-run

A 37-year-old man riding a bicycle was hit by a vehicle, seriously injured, and the driver sped off, officials said Sunday. Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, San Diego officers were called to the 47th Street, just south of the 94 Freeway.

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in Chollas View

A 37-year-old man riding a bicycle was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured, and the driver sped off without stopping, officials reported Sunday. Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, San Diego Police officers were called to the 47th Street, just south of the 94 Freeway. in the Chollas View neighborhood, said Officer John Buttle. The driver […]

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Bicyclist injured in Chollas View hit-and-run collision

San Diego police were looking for a hit-and-run driver who injured a male bicyclist in a collision in the Chollas View neighborhood Saturday night. A witness reported hearing the impact and screeching tires about 7:30 p.m. on 47th Street near Hilltop Drive, police said. Officers and medics found...

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Pedestrian Hurt in Chollas View Hit-and-Run

A pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run Saturday evening while walking down a busy street in Chollas View, police said. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of 47th Street near state Route 94, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. Nestor School Community Mourns Principal Lost to Cancer The driver took off after hitting the man, he said. The victim was transported to the

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The Stubborn Bike Commuter Gap Between American Cities

Fewer Americans are biking to work, new data shows, but the bigger question is why some cities are seeing so much more progress than others.

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Woman struck and killed by car on Chula Vista street

A woman was killed when she stepped out of her boyfriend's car onto a Chula Vista street and was struck by a passing vehicle, authorities said today. Police were called about 7:45 p.m. Friday to the scene on H Street near the Jacob Dekama (805) Freeway, according to the Chula Vista Police Department. ...

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Man in Wheelchair Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in El Cajon

Police searched Friday for the driver of a car who fled the scene in El Cajon after striking a 58-year-old man in a wheelchair, causing life-threatening head injuries. Officers and paramedics responded about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to a call of a pedestrian in a wheelchair that had been struck by a vehicle in the 1000 […]

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Car Takes Off After Hitting Man in Wheelchair: El Cajon PD

A man in a wheelchair was found unconscious with life-threatening injuries in El Cajon Thursday night after being struck by a car that took off, police said. The 58-year-old man was found lying in the center of E. Main Street near S. Anza Street at about 9:30 p.m., El Cajon Police Department Lt. Steve Kirk said. Route 91 Survivors Heal Together at Jason Aldean Concert in Chula Vista According to

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SEE IT! Video Shows Bus Driver Killing Citi Bike Rider

The bus driver did not slow down. The cyclist did not swerve. These are the unmistakable conclusions from the video of the last moments in Dan Hanegby’s life before driver Dave Lewis drove his 50,000-pound coach over the Citi Bike rider that he had knocked to the ground as he tried to pass him on W. 26th Street on June 12, 2017. (See video below, starting at roughly :50.) The video — a key compon

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Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit by Truck in Chula Vista

A bicyclist died in a hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck in Chula Vista Tuesday night. The bicyclist, who has not yet been identified, was riding eastbound on Palomar Street when a Toyota Tacoma struck him, the Chula Vista Police Department said. Some Border Wall Prototypes Are Vulnerable: CBP Report The bicyclist was transported to UCSD Medical Center with traumatic injuries to his h

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73-year-old surveyor fatally struck by car in Emerald Hills is ID'd

Authorities have identified a 73-year-old road surveyor who was struck and killed by a car on an Emerald Hills-area road Monday morning as an Imperial County resident. Edward Dutton of Imperial was crossing the street on Geneva Avenue at Winston Drive in San Diego, surveying a street, when the...

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Escondido Toddler Run Over by Truck, Died

A two-year-old boy from Escondido died after being hit by a commercial truck in Moreno Valley. The truck struck the toddler on Fir Avenue on September 12. Americans Eating Less Meat: Johns Hopkins Survey Moreno Valley police were immediately contacted but, once arrived, pronounced the child dead at the scene. The coroner’s report shows the child was hit around 10:18 a.m. and died within ten minut

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Skateboarder Killed Running After Board into Traffic in Mission Bay

A 22-year-old man riding a skateboard was struck and killed when he fell off his skateboard and ran after it into traffic in Mission Bay, police reported Monday. It happened shortly before 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The man was riding […]

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Motorcyclist Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in BMW Sedan

A 32-year-old man riding a motorcycle was hospitalized Monday with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Barrio Logan area. The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Main Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The victim was riding his motorcycle northbound on […]

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Surveyor struck and killed in Emerald Hills crash

A 73-year-old surveyor was fatally struck in the community of Emerald Hills on Monday morning, San Diego police said. The victim was crossing Geneva Avenue at Winston Drive about 7:30 a.m. when an eastbound vehicle driven by a 25-year-old man hit him, police said. The driver then veered to the...

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Car Hits, Kills 73-Year-Old Surveyor in Emerald Hills

A contractor was struck and killed by a car Monday on an Emerald Hills-area road while he was in the area surveying property, authorities said. The 73-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street in the 5300 block of Geneva Avenue when the eastbound vehicle hit him shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to San Diego police. The […]

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Self-Driving Car Developers Should Put Pedestrians First

Opinion: Contrary to the hype, walkers and bikers are much smarter than autonomous vehicles

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Report finds violent crime in San Diego still well below record high, but on the rise

Violent crime rose in the first half of the year in San Diego County for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report released Thursday by the San Diego Association of Governments. According to SANDAG's Criminal Justice Research Division, the mid-year number of violent crimes in the county...

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Scooters and app-rented bicycles prompt new San Diego panel focused on mobility solutions

Electric scooters, app-based bike rentals and other new transportation options flooding San Diego are prompting city officials to form a new Mobility Board focused on safety, compatibility and re-thinking road and sidewalk designs. The board would unify separate committees focused on bicycle lanes and management of parking spots.

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Violent Crime Rose in San Diego for 4th Consecutive Year, But Remains Low

The number of violent crimes rose slightly in San Diego County for the fourth consecutive year, but crime remains low overall, according to a report released Thursday by the San Diego Association of Governments. According to SANDAG’s Criminal Justice Research Division, the number of violent crimes in the county in the first six months was […]

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CHP recommends driver who fatally struck cycling professor face misdemeanor manslaughter charge

Traffic investigators with the California Highway Patrol have recommended a 67-year-old Spring Valley woman who drove her minivan into a cycling college professor in April face a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge.. The woman had told CHP officers she had fallen asleep while driving east...

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Survey: Women More Likely to Prefer Separated Bike Infrastructure

What do women really want? A safe place to bike, according to a new survey. Research presented at the British academic conference Cycling & Society Annual Symposium [ PDF ] helps confirm that nearly everyone — but women especially — prefer to bike in facilities that are separated from vehicle traffic. The findings are based on interviews with 940 British men and women, completed as part of a diss

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San Diego paying out nearly $1M to settle falling tree, cracked sidewalk injury suits

The city of San Diego agreed on Tuesday to nearly $1 million in payouts to settle two injury lawsuits, one from a woman hit by a falling tree branch in Mission Bay Park and another from a woman who tripped and fell on Beech Street downtown. The City Council approved a $750,000 payout to Lorin Toeppe,...

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Pedestrian Suffers Minor Injuries in East Village Hit-and-Run

A pedestrian sustained minor injuries Monday when struck by a hit-and-run driver in downtown San Diego, police said. The hit-and-run happened around 8:30 a.m. near the East Village intersection of Ninth Avenue and Broadway, according to police. The vehicle was described as a newer model silver sedan, public- affairs Officer Billy Hernandez said, but San […]

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Musical Memorial Held for Mother, Daughter Killed on I-805

A service was held Saturday afternoon for the mother and daughter killed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 805 last month. Aileen Pizarro, 43, and her 12-year-old daughter, Aryana, were hit by a McLaren driver going in excess of 100 mph southbound on the northbound HOV lane Aug. 23. Down to Earth with Dagmar: The Extinction Crisis The private service, held Saturday afternoon at the Rock Church,

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Bicyclist, 14, Critically Injured by Motorist in Escondido

A 14-year-old boy riding a bicycle in Escondido was seriously injured in a crash with a black Infinity, a police lieutenant said Saturday. It was unclear if the motorist, a 28-year-old resident of Escondido, was arrested or cited. The Infinity was heading northbound on Central City Parkway at El Norte, according to witnesses, passing through […]

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Car turns into path of motorcycle in Grantville, crash seriously injures rider

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday night when the driver of a sedan turned out of a parking lot and into his path in the Grantville neighborhood, police said. The crash happened about 7:40 p.m. on Mission Gorge Road, just north of Twain Avenue, when a 68-year-old man driving a 2008...

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by San Diego police car

A San Diego police car hit a pedestrian on Monday in Lincoln Park and the person died from injuries sustained in the accident. The incident happened at around 7:53 p.m. in the 200 block of South 47th Avenue, according to police. No other information was immediately available. Kristen Taketa Email:...

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by SDPD Patrol Car: Police

NBC 7's Ashley Matthews has the latest details on a deadly collision involving a pedestrian and an SDPD patrol car.

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Car Strikes Pedestrian on Carlsbad Blvd.

Emergency responders are at the scene of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in Carlsbad. A pedestrian was hit by a car just after 7 p.m. on the 4600 block of Carlsbad Boulevard, according to the Carlsbad Police Department (CPD). Brush Fire Along SR-52 In Mission Trails Regional Park Nearly Contained The pedestrian was underneath the car at one point, CPD said. No other information w

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Man on Scooter Gets Hit by Car in Gaslamp

A man was struck by a car while riding a scooter in Gaslamp Monday morning. He was riding down 6th Avenue on the wrong side of the road at around 2 a.m., according to the San Diego Police Department. Group Fighting Addiction Gives Free Narcan to Training Seminar Attendees He then moved from the curb line into a lane of traffic to avoid a stash of rental bikes, police said. A driver then stuck the

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Deputies Make Second Arrest in Hit and Run That Killed Grandmother

Deputies have made a second arrest and are still searching for a third and final suspect in a deadly hit-and-run crash that followed a street brawl Wednesday in Santee. San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies say the three suspects were involved in a fight with a teenager on the 10230 block of Molino Road just after 8 p.m. After Good Samaritans ran over to stop the fight, the three suspects got into

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The Silence After the Hit-and-Run

Five years ago, several shocking fatalities pushed the police department to expand its crash investigation squad. Apart from renaming the unit, little has changed.

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Pedestrian struck, killed on I-5 in Chula Vista

A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck while standing on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista early Thursday morning. The California Highway Patrol reported that the man had been seen standing in the northbound lanes of I-5 and looking up at the sky at about 4 a.m. A Nissan Frontier pickup...

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed on NB I-5 in Chula Vista

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed Thursday while walking on northbound Interstate 5 at Palomar Street. Officers were called shortly before 4 a.m. about a man running across the southbound lanes of the highway. Man Steals RV, Leads CHP on Chase From Menifee to Escondido A few minutes later, officers received a report about a ma

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Teen Jailed in Serious-Injury Hit-Run Crash in Santee

A teenage boy was in custody Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured two pedestrians on an East County street. The wreck in the 10200 block of Molino Road in Santee was reported shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to sheriff’s officials. Deputies arrived in the neighborhood to find the involved vehicle […]

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CHP Reports Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista

A man was struck and killed by a pickup truck Thursday while he was walking across highway lanes on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista, officials said. It happened shortly before 4 a.m. on northbound I-5 just south of Palomar Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said. The victim was walking eastbound across northbound I-5 […]

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San Diego Police to Increase Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

The San Diego Police Department announced that officers will conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations Thursday. The increased enforcement will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Police have mapped out locations throughout San Diego where pedestrian- and bicycle-involved collisions have occurred over the last three years, and will focus routine traffic patrols on […]

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Seriously Injured Hit-And-Run Victim Not Expected to Survive

A grandmother struck on Wednesday by a hit-and-run driver after a street brawl in Santee is not expected to survive her injuries, her family told NBC7. Family members say they believe the woman was intentionally struck. Another woman injured in the incident will be released from the hospital on Thursday, according to family members. San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies say the driver hit the women

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2 Seriously Injured in Hit and Run Following Street Fight in Santee

Two women were seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash that followed a street fight in Santee, deputies say. San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies say the women were hit on the 10230 block of Molino Road just after 8 p.m. SDPD Called to McLaren Driver's Home on Day of Crash A witness told NBC 7 two men were involved in a street fight with his teenage neighbor right in front of his house. He and an

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Jogger struck and killed in Lakeside, suspected drunken driver arrested

A jogger was fatally injured Monday evening in Lakeside when a driver suspected of being drunk lost control of his work truck, veered across several lanes of traffic and struck the woman, authorities said. The driver, 46-year-old Santee resident Michael Woodfill, was arrested on suspicion of felony...

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Suspected DUI Driver Kills Jogger in Lakeside

A woman on a nighttime jog in Lakeside was killed by a suspected DUI driver Monday. California Highway Patrol officials say the jogger was running along North Woodside Avenue east of Riverford Road at around 6:30 p.m. when she was struck. The Rock, Alessia Cara Send Video Tribute to I-805 Crash Victims' Family The driver, identified as 46-year-old Michael Woodfill of Santee, drifted off the road

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Speeding Driver Killed When Mazda Hits Street Lamp in Mira Mesa

A 44-year-old man was killed when his car crashed into a street lamp in Mira Mesa, police reported Monday. The solo car crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday in the 7600 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The man was passing other vehicles at a high speed eastbound […]

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Man suspected of drunken driving hits, injures Caltrans contractors on I-15

A 24-year-old driver suspected of being drunk slammed into a Caltrans contractor’s truck, injuring the man inside and another man who was working nearby, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The crash happened about 10:50 p.m. Sunday near Rainbow Valley Boulevard where the injured contractors...

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Motorcyclist Hits, Kills 83-Year-Old Woman Crossing Street in Mira Mesa

An 83-year-old woman walking across a street was killed and a 23-year-old motorcyclist was injured in a nighttime accident in Mira Mesa. The crash was reported at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday in the 10700 block of Camino Ruiz near Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The victim was walking east to west […]

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Woman Hit, Killed by Motorcyclist in Mira Mesa

A woman was hit and killed by a motorcyclist at the intersection of Mira Mesa Boulevard and Camino Ruiz Tuesday evening around 8 p.m., San Diego police said. The woman was jaywalking, police said. Caught on Cam: Officer Tackles Girl in Chula Vista Park The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Nanny Cam Catches Contractor Rifling

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Woman, 83, struck and killed while crossing street near Mira Mesa High School

An 83-year-old woman was struck by a motorcycle and killed Tuesday night near Mira Mesa High School, police said. The fatal collision, which also injured the motorcyclist, was reported about 8:05 p.m. on Camino Ruiz near Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The 23-year-old...

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Sacramento Police Video: This Was No Safety Stop

On July 22, Sacramento police stopped a sixteen-year-old boy riding his bike on a sidewalk at night. Their stated reason for stopping him was that he didn’t have a light on his bike, although the video they just released does not indicate that they questioned him about a light or his riding . Instead, as seen above, the officers ask the boy his age and tell him he looks older than fifteen (the ag

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car on I-5 in National City

Authorities sought Monday to determine what led to a weekend accident that killed a pedestrian on Interstate 5 in the South Bay. The 41-year-old man was running across the northbound lanes of the freeway when a 2007 Lexus sedan hit him near Civic Center Drive in National City about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the […]

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CA: Are Dockless Bikes on Their Way Out as Electric Scooters Surge?

Aug. 20--The barrage of candy-colored rental bikes that appeared seemingly overnight in downtown San Diego this spring has faded in recent months. The orange, yellow and green bicycles that seemed to clog every street corner have largely been replaced by a wave of electric scooters, from the city's urban core to Mission Hills to North Park to Pacific Beach .

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Pedestrian, 60, Hit by Prius and Seriously Injured in Carlsbad

A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a car Friday night in Carlsbad, police said. It happened not long after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue, Carlsbad Police Lt. Christie Calderwood said. Emergency personnel took the injured pedestrian, a 60-year-old man, to a local hospital. Police believe the man […]

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Collision in Carlsbad

A pedestrian was seriously injured Friday night when he was struck crossing in a crosswalk in Carlsbad, police said. The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. in the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue, Carlsbad police Lt. Christie Calderwood said. Teenager Tackled by CVPD Officer Claims She Was Attacked The pedestrian, a 60-year-old man was crossing eastbound in the crosswalk whe

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Skateboarder Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in Bay Park

A 20-year-old man riding a skateboard was seriously injured when he was hit by a pickup truck whose driver fled the scene. Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Cowley Way and Mount Acadia Boulevard in the Bay Park neighborhood and located the victim, according to Officer Robert Heims with the San […]

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Driver Takes Off After Striking Skateboarder in Bay Park

Police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck that struck and seriously injured a skateboarder in Bay Park Thursday night. The driver and the skateboarder's paths crossed at the intersection of Cowley Way and Mt. Arcadia Boulevard, next to Tecolote Canyon Golf Course, at about 10:38 p.m. Caught on Cam: Officer Tackles Girl in Chula Vista Park The driver stopped at a stop sign at the inter

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Two students, parent hit by vehicle, injured at Escondido middle school

Two students and a parent were struck and injured Thursday afternoon when a confused elderly driver steered her car through a fence at Hidden Valley Middle School in Escondido, police said. The crash occurred about 1:50 p.m. as school was letting out on the campus at 2700 Reed Road, Escondido police...

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Pacific Surfliner Train Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Oceanside

A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday on a stretch of tracks in the northern reaches of San Diego County. The man walked onto the rails near the intersection of North Cleveland Street and Surfrider Way in Oceanside about 1 p.m. and stood in front of the oncoming northbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train, which […]

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The Real E-Scooters Story Is Much More Boring Than Media Coverage Suggests

What if venture capital-backed firms dumped thousands of private scooters in American cities and … it mostly worked out okay? There has been a lot of hyperbolic news coverage since scooter companies such as Bird and Lime entered markets in places as diverse as Santa Monica and Indianapolis. CBS Sacramento warned of “scooters set on fire and thrown into the ocean by people fed up with clutter.” KA

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Gruesome, deadly DUI crash draws 15-years-to-life sentence for driver

Jack Tenhulzen probably heard it just before he saw it coming up from behind — the car that mowed him down on an Oceanside sidewalk more than two years ago. The impact knocked the 69-year-old out of his pants and shoes, severed one of his legs near the foot and thrust his body through the windshield...

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Daniel Juarez, 25, Held on Suspicion of Killing Pedestrian in Ramona Hit-Run

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly fleeing after the SUV he was driving struck and killed a pedestrian on a rural Ramona-area road. Daniel Juarez of Ramona was heading east on Highland Valley Road when his 2000 Lincoln Navigator hit the woman as she walked in traffic lanes west of Handlebar Road about […]

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Authorities Identify Bicyclist Killed in Rancho San Diego Crash

Authorities Tuesday identified a 61-year-old bicyclist who died when he was struck by a car in Rancho San Diego. The collision happened shortly after 8 a.m. on Aug. 4 and involved a 2001 Toyota Camry and a Masi Gran Corsa road bike in the southbound lanes of Avocado Boulevard just before Nabal Drive, according to […]

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Hit-Run Crash Kills Pedestrian on Encinitas Freeway Off-Ramp

Updated at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 14, 2018 A hit-and-run crash killed a 62-year-old woman on a North County freeway off-ramp Tuesday, authorities reported. The victim, believed to be a transient, was found dead on the right- hand shoulder of the connector road from northbound Interstate 5 to Encinitas Boulevard about 6:30 a.m., according to the […]

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Driver, 20, Turns Self in for Pedestrian Fatality in Ocean Crest

A young man who was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed a pedestrian on an Ocean Crest-area street two weeks ago was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter. Carlos Eduardo Franco, 20, turned himself in to investigators at the San Diego Police Department‘s Traffic Division station in Kearny Mesa […]

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Pedestrian killed in apparent hit-and-run in Ramona

A pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash Monday night in Ramona, the California Highway Patrol said, though investigators were still trying to piece together exactly what happened. Few details of the collision were available Monday night, according to a CHP incident log. The body...

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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Santee Commercial Street

A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Santee early Saturday and authorities are now searching for the driver. Deputies responded just after midnight to a call of a person down near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Tumbleweed Terrace and located a woman with head injuries in the middle lane of Prospect Avenue, […]

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Woman killed in apparent hit and run in Santee

A pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit and run crash in Santee early Saturday, sheriff’s officials said. The woman’s body was found just after midnight in the middle of Prospect Avenue near Tumbleweed Terrace, authorities said. Evidence suggests the unknown vehicle was headed westbound on Prospect...

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Man Struck in Oceanside Hit and Run Dies

A man who was struck by a car in Oceanside last month succumbed to his injuries, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Officers found Michael Barney, 56, lying in the middle of Mission Avenue near North Horne Street around 11:50 p.m. on July 6. He told officers he’d been struck by a black […]

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Sleeping man crushed under car dies in Hillcrest

A man who may have been sleeping across a condominium complex driveway was run over and fatally injured in Hillcrest early Friday, police said. The 54-year-old driver of a Mercedes Benz told San Diego police she didn’t see him as she pulled into the gated driveway leading to undground parking. ...

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Pedestrian struck, killed on north I-805 in Sorrento Valley

A pedestrian along Interstate 805 was struck and killed in Sorrento Valley early Friday. The Lexus sedan driver was not injured and stopped after the 3:30 a.m. collision, authorities said. CHP officers and medics confirmed that the man who had been struck died before he could be taken to a hospital,...

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After Recent Deaths, Bike East Bay Renews Call for Safety Fixes

It’s been a grim summer for cyclists in the East Bay. John Wheeler, Christopher Bunag, Deontae Bush, and Martin Nelis were all killed in just the past few weeks, prompting Bike East Bay’s Executive Director, Ginger Jui, to write Fierce Call for Change , a post urging leaders of Oakland and other East Bay cities to take immediate action. From the post : I have to point out what is NOT happening. O

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Man sleeping in front of apartment parking garage in Hillcrest run over by car and killed

A man in his 20s was killed early Friday morning when he was run over by a car entering a parking garage in the Hillcrest area, police said. It happened shortly after 4:15 a.m. at an underground parking facility in the 1200 block of Cleveland Avenue, located near The Hub Hillcrest Market, San Diego police officer Steve Bourasa said.

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How Lazy Coverage of Pedestrian Deaths Obscures Why Streets Are So Dangerous

When a driver kills someone on foot, is it an act of God, beyond anyone’s power to prevent? Or is it the result of a broken system in desperate need of reform? To read the coverage of the May 31 killing of 80-year-old Arnulfo Salazar in Charlotte, North Carolina, you’d think it was a random, unpreventable tragedy. Or that Salazar could have saved himself if only he’d been more careful. The storie

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Teenage girl struck, killed while walking across I-5 north of Oceanside

A girl investigators believe was likely in her early teens was struck and killed Thursday morning while trying to walk across Interstate 5 in the far northern reaches of San Diego County, authorities said. The girl, who had yet to be identified Thursday afternoon, apparently reached the freeway...

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Cyclist hospitalized, driver jailed in Vista hit-and-run

A hit-and-run collision Monday evening in Vista resulted in a cyclist hospitalized with serious injuries and a driver behind bars for allegedly fleeing the scene, authorities said. The crash was reported a little before 5:40 p.m. at University Avenue and Lobelia Drive, according to sheriff’s Sgt....

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Pedestrian killed in South Bay remembered as friendly, caring and athletic Navy veteran

When a young neighbor was selling candy several years ago for a school fundraiser, Carmelo Figueroa bought all of the girl’s Caramello candy bars, telling her that although she and the other neighbors called him by a nickname, he shared a real name with the candy he was buying. “Every time I had...

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Woman Struck in Costa Verde Center Parking Lot Remains Hospitalized

A woman who was struck by a car in a University City mall parking lot remained hospitalized Monday with major injuries. The accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, when the driver of a Hyundai sedan entered the Costa Verde Center parking lot in the 4200 block of Esplanade Court and apparently did not see […]

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Man Arrested in Fatal Oceanside Hit-and-Run Crash

A Carlsbad man was behind bars Monday and facing charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run for allegedly fleeing the scene of a traffic accident that killed another motorist in Oceanside, authorities reported. Rijal St. Michel, 29, was arrested Sunday in connection with the death last week of 22-year-old Rufus Lucas of Oceanside, according to police. […]

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Woman Killed While Crossing Street in Lakeside

A woman was struck and killed while crossing a street in Lakeside late Saturday night. Just after 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car on Woodside Avenue at Shamrock Lane, California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Garrow said. A 56-year-old woman was crossing Woodside, walking south directly into the […]

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One pedestrian killed, another critically hurt in separate weekend crashes

A pedestrian was killed and another suffered life-threatening injuries after both reportedly walked into the path of vehicles in separate crashes over the weekend. The first collision happened in Lakeside on Saturday night. A 56-year-old woman was headed south across Woodside Avenue west of Shamrock...

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Woman Hit by Car in University City Parking Lot Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

A woman walking through a University City parking lot was hit by a car Sunday afternoon and sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash, according to San Diego police. A 38-year-old male driver behind the wheel of a Hyundai sedan entered the Costa Verde Center at 4200 Esplanade Court shortly before 1 p.m. and collided with the […]

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Bicyclist Killed in Early Morning Rancho San Diego Crash

A bicyclist died after he apparently veered into the path of an oncoming car in Rancho San Diego Saturday, police said. Shortly after 8 a.m., a Spring Valley woman was driving her 2001 Toyota Camry southbound in the right lane of Avocado Boulevard just before Nabal Drive when an unidentified man on a Masi Gran […]

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Cyclist struck by car in Casa de Oro dies

A cyclist who turned into the path of a car in Casa de Oro was struck and fatally injured Saturday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The man was pedaling south of Avocado Boulevard in the bike lane when he suddenly swervedto the left and into a traffic lane, CHP Officer Travis Garrow...

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Actually, Curbing Uber Won’t Relieve Heavy Traffic

The real factors for congestion are increased freight movement, construction activity and tourism, population and job growth.

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Scooter Company Bird Offers to Pay Cities to Build Bike Lanes

Bird, the scooter start-up that became a Silicon Valley unicorn seemingly overnight, wants to chip in to fund bike lanes in cities. Patrick Sisson at Curbed reports that the company has pledged to contribute $1 per scooter per day into a fund that will pay for projects that carve out street space where its users can ride without getting intimidated by drivers or aggravating people on sidewalks. T

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Pedestrian Struck, Injured by Big Rig on Freeway near Oceanside

A 34-year-old pedestrian suffered major injuries when he was struck by a big rig after exiting his vehicle and walking onto freeway lanes near Oceanside, officials said Wednesday. Shortly before 11:25 p.m., the man was driving a Hyundai sedan southbound on Interstate 5 north of Oceanside that collided with a different semi truck, California Highway […]

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Body found in Pacific Beach, authorities believe woman was hit, killed by car

The 52-year-old female was located in the north alley of 1600 Garnet Avenue, according to police. Her injuries were consistent with being hit by a car.

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle in South Bay

Updated 5:45 p.m. July 30, 2018 A car struck and killed a man on an Ocean Crest-area street Monday morning. The 2012 Ford Fusion was headed east in the 4400 block of Del Sol Boulevard when the pedestrian crossed into its path and was hit shortly after 7 a.m., according to San Diego police. The […]

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Pedestrian hit, killed on south San Diego street

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed on a South Bay road Monday morning, forcing the closure of a stretch of road leading to Interstate 805. San Diego police said they received a report of a crash at Del Sol Boulevard and Dennery Road involving a pedestrian and vehicle at about 7:10 a.m. No other details on the collision were immediately provided.

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CHP seeks hit-and-run SUV in pedestrian's freeway death

A 19-year-old San Diego woman whose identity remained a mystery for nearly two weeks after she was struck and killed on a Golden Hill freeway was likely hit by a Toyota 4Runner that fled the scene, authorities said Tuesday. California Highway Patrol investigators said the gray or light blue Toyota...

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Woman Run Over by Car in Pacific Beach, Dies at Scene

A 52-year-old woman was found gravely injured in a Pacific Beach alley Sunday, apparently struck by a car, police said. The woman was found just before 1:20 p.m. in an alley near Garnet Avenue and Ingraham Street, San Diego police Officer Sarah Foster said. Police and paramedics headed to the scene and tried to revive […]

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Authorities identify bicyclist killed on SR-163 in Kearny Mesa

Authorities today identified a 53-year-old bicyclist who was struck and killed on state Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area. Dispatchers received reports shortly before 5:15 a.m. Tuesday of a man lying in traffic lanes on southbound SR 163 near state Route 52, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said.

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Pedaling forward

Sara Butler | Editor SANDAG seeks community input on Park Boulevard Bikeway project Between the dockless bike trend and city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) goals, biking has hardly fallen off San Diego’s radar. And it’s not far from Uptown’s mind. San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is in the midst of planning a network of local bikeways to make it easier and safer to bike through many of

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Authorities Identify Bicyclist Killed on State Route 163 in Kearny Mesa

Authorities Friday identified a 53-year-old bicyclist who was struck and killed on state Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area. Dispatchers received reports shortly before 5:15 a.m. Tuesday of a man lying in traffic lanes on southbound SR 163 near state Route 52, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said. The helmeted cyclist, 53-year-old David […]

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Authorities Searching for SUV Driver Who Struck, Killed Woman in Jamul

Updated at 10:15 a.m. July 27, 2018 Authorities Friday are searching for the driver of an SUV that struck and killed a woman on state Route 94 in the Jamul area. Dispatchers received reports around 3:30 a.m. of a collision involving a red SUV and a pedestrian on SR-94 near Steele Canyon Road just east […]

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Authorities ID bicyclist killed on state Route 163 in Kearny Mesa

Authorities on Friday identified a 53-year-old bicyclist who was struck and killed on state Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area. Dispatchers received reports shortly before 5:15 a.m. Tuesday of a man lying in traffic lanes on southbound SR 163 near state Route 52, California Highway Patrol Officer...

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SUV driver in fatal hit-and-run sought in Jamul

Authorities were looking for a hit-and-run driver who ran over and fatally injured a woman who had been in his SUV, but got out and was walking along a Jamul roadway early Friday. Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that the woman, believed in her midi-30s, started walking west along the...

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Bicyclist Riding on Freeway Suffers Major Injuries in Early Morning Crash

A bicyclist suffered major injuries early Tuesday morning when he was struck by a car on state Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area. Dispatchers received reports shortly before 5:15 a.m. of a pedestrian lying in traffic lanes on southbound state Route 163 near state Route 52, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said. The […]

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Bicyclist, 53, Suffers Major Injuries in Collision on Kearny Mesa Highway

Updated at 11 a.m. July 24, 2018 A 53-year-old bicyclist suffered major injuries Tuesday when he was struck by a car on state Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Dispatchers received reports shortly before 5:15 a.m. of a man lying in traffic lanes on the southbound 163 near […]

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San Diego passes plan for bicycles, critics say it lacks deadlines or even timelines

San Diego adopted a long-awaited plan this week to accelerate construction of bike lanes, reduce cycling injuries, encourage more people to commute by bike and crack down on reckless cyclists. The plan, which has been debated at City Hall for more than three years, requires the city to appoint...

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Planning Groups Block City’s Vision Zero, Climate Action Plans

Several local community planning groups (CPGs) are obstructing the basic safety improvements required for San Diego’s Vision Zero and Climate Action Plans. These plans are official city policies endorsed by many CPGs. However, several bike and pedestrian safety projects have been delayed, watered down or killed by these groups recently. This is because the established residents who often make up

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Car on El Camino Real in Carlsbad

A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in Carlsbad Saturday night, police said Sunday. Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, officers received reports of a pedestrian struck by a car, and headed to El Camino Real near Kelly Drive, where they found a 30-year-old man lying unresponsive in the roadway, Carlsbad […]

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Possible road rage crash leaves 6 hurt, 2 seriously

A multi-vehicle crash that may have been the result of road rage left six people injured, two people seriously, in the community of Rolando on Sunday afternoon, San Diego police and witnesses said. The crash happened at the intersection of University Avenue and College Avenue about 1:35 p.m. Nathan...

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Woman hit and killed by car in Vista

The crash occurred at 8:50 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the 1400 block of East Vista Way, San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Robert Smith said.

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Authorities Identify Bicyclist Killed by Truck in El Cajon

Authorities Friday identified a 40-year-old bicyclist who died Monday after he was struck by a truck at an El Cajon intersection. Transient Jason Wilcox was riding a bicycle eastbound on Pepper Drive when a Ford F-150 traveling northbound on Second Street entered the intersection at 10:28 p.m. Monday and struck him from the right side, […]

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Woman killed in suspected Golden Hill hit-run crash was 19

The young woman whose body was found on a Golden Hill freeway almost two weeks ago, apparently a hit-and-run victim, has been identified as a 19-year-old San Diego resident. The Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as Briella Rosas. The agency had been unable to learn her name after she was...

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Ocean Beach hit-run driver apologizes to victim, gets year in custody

An unlicensed and uninsured motorist, who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken-down car in Ocean Beach, was sentenced Friday to a year in local custody. Jaron Blake Hillyer, 27, pleaded guilty last month to felony hit-and-run causing injury. He apologized...

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Woman Walking on Vista Street Struck and Killed by Car

A 31-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Vista street, authorities said Friday. The crash was at 8:50 p.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of the 1400 block of East Vista Way, San Diego Sheriff‘s Lt. Robert Smith said. She was pronounced dead at the scene, […]

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Pedestrian struck, killed in Vista

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured Thursday night in Vista, sheriff’s officials said. The deadly crash was reported at 8:50 p.m. near the Albertsons shopping center on East Vista Way, just north of Foothill and East Bobier drives, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith...

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Unknown person killed in crash identified soon after sketch made public

More than a week after a young woman — or perhaps she was a teen girl — was struck and killed while walking on a freeway in Golden Hill, authorities turned to the public Wednesday for help figuring out who she is. It worked. Just a few hours after the Medical Examiner’s Office released a composite...

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Authorities ID bicyclist struck and killed in El Cajon

A 40-year-old bicyclist died after he was struck by a pickup truck Monday night in El Cajon, authorities said Wednesday. Jason Wilcox was not wearing a helmet when he rode into the intersection of Second Street and Pepper Drive around 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to the San Diego County Medical...

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Another Pedestrian Killed at Sloat and 36th

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. This morning a man died from injuries sustained yesterday/Tuesday after he was struck by a motorist, while crossing a street in the Outer Sunset. This

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Today’s Headlines

Ghost Bike for Pedicab Operator ( SFExaminer ) More on Townsend Safety Project Cancellation ( Hoodline ) Expanding Proposed Rideshare Tax ( SFExaminer ) Oakland Talks Scooter Regulations ( EastBayTimes ) Muni May Stretch Transfer Time to Two Hours ( SFBay ) Electrifying Caltrain ( RailJournal ) Proposals for Novato Train Station ( MarinIJ ) SF’s Best Public Art ( Curbed ) Civic Center Art ( Hoodl

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Bicyclist Suffers Critical Injuries When Hit By Truck in El Cajon

A bicyclist struck by a truck at an El Cajon intersection remains hospitalized Tuesday with critical injuries, authorities said. The collision happened at 10:28 p.m. Monday at the intersection of North Second Street and Pepper Drive, California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Garrow said. The 40-year-old bicyclist was peddling eastbound on Pepper Drive when a Ford […]

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Pedestrian Killed by SUV on Interstate 805 in Lincoln Park Area

A person was struck and killed Wednesday by an SUV on Interstate 805 in the Lincoln Park area, necessitating the closure of multiple freeway lanes during the morning commute. Dispatchers received reports shortly before 4 a.m. of a person walking on the shoulder of I-805 near Imperial Avenue for unknown reasons, California Highway Patrol Officer […]

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Drunken Woman Crashes Car, Runs Around it Naked and Screaming in Kearny Mesa

A suspected drunken driver Monday crashed a car into a center median, then ran around naked in the Kearny Mesa area. The incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. in the 1700 block of Convoy Street off Balboa Avenue, San Diego Police Sgt. Tom Sullivan said. Dispatchers received multiple calls about a silver car that kept […]

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Man Struck, Seriously Injured by Car in Spring Valley

A man who was struck by a ride-hailing vehicle in Spring Valley remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The collision occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday near Sweetwater Road and Troy Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man apparently ran into the street — why was unclear — and was then hit by the […]

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Pride festival hit-run suspect leads police pursuit to La Mesa

A hit-and-run driver plowed through a barricade at the Hillcrest Pride festival Saturday night, hit a pregnant woman, then led police on a pursuit into La Mesa . It appeared that he ditched his car and slipped into the neighborhood near La Mesa Arts Academy on Junior High Drive.

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Cities Are Replacing Dangerous Slip Lanes With Space for People

When you come across a short segment of asphalt that carves up the sidewalk so drivers can take turns faster — that’s a slip lane, and it’s very dangerous for pedestrians. Slip lanes don’t belong in cities. Since slip lanes serve no purpose except to shave a few seconds off car trips, they’re easy to convert to pedestrian space. And many cities are doing just that. Inspired by this photo of a sli

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Spencer Fast, Nearly Killed While Riding his Bike, in his Own Words

On Monday, Streetsblog reported on the sentencing of Aaron Paff , a motorist who plowed into four cyclists on October 7 of last year during a charity bike ride sponsored by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC). The incident highlighted the need for better legislation and enforcement–Paff was driving even though he’d already been charged with a prior hit-and-run. Assemblymember David Chiu of

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CA Bill No Longer Redefines E-scooters, But Removes Helmet Requirements for Over-18

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. After being amended in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee last week, the e-scooter bill A.B. 2989 from Heath Flora (R-Ripon), has been red

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Woman Walking in Traffic on Route 94 Struck and Killed

A woman was killed Sunday night while walking in traffic along the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway in San Diego. The woman wearing a black or brown dress was seen walking in westbound traffic lanes of state Route 94 around 28th Street at 9:51 p.m. and then reported down in lanes at 9:56 p.m., the […]

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Marin Motorist Receives Light Sentence for Running Down Cyclists

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. Aaron Paff, the motorist who ran down four cyclists on October 9 of last year before fleeing the scene, was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week.

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Bicyclist Suffers Serious Injuries in Collision with SUV in Lemon Grove

A 19-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when his bicycle collided with an SUV in Lemon Grove late Monday night. The accident happened around 10:21 p.m. close to the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Broadway near the Lemon Grove Square Shopping Center, San Diego County Sheriff‘s Sgt. Jorge Dueno said. A 60-year-old woman driving a black […]

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Suspect in Teen Jogger’s Hit-and-Run Death Surrenders to Chula Vista Police

An arrest was made Monday in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in Chula Vista that claimed the life a 17-year-old girl. The suspect, identified as George Joseph Espinosa, 47, from Chula Vista, turned himself into police around 3:30 p.m. and directed officers to the location of his vehicle, described as a white Chevrolet Silverado […]

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No, “Drunk Walking” Is Not Causing the Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

Last week the Detroit Free Press published some stellar reporting about why America’s transportation system is killing more pedestrians: the growing number of bigger, more dangerous vehicles. For a brief moment it seemed like coverage of pedestrian safety might turn a corner and get over the impulse to blame the victim. It didn’t last. A new report from PBS News Hour violates the most basic prece

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Crash Near UCSD

A 62-year-old bicyclist crashed Sunday near UC San Diego and was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. It happened just after 10 a.m. on La Jolla Shores Drive near Torrey Pines Road, according to San Diego police Sgt. Robert Hawkins. The intersection is on the western edge of the UC […]

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Oceanside Hit-and-Run Crash

A driver is believed to have struck a pedestrian before driving off and leaving the victim in an Oceanside street with serious injuries, police said Saturday. About 10 minutes before midnight, officers were dispatched to Mission Avenue near Horne Street, where they found a man lying in the roadway, Oceanside police Lt. Kedrick Sadler said. […]

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Man Struck, Killed on I-8 Business Road in Lakeside

A man driving a truck on a business road in Lakeside Thursday struck and killed a pedestrian standing in the middle of the road, the California Highway Patrol said. It happened at 4:03 a.m. on an Interstate 8 business road near East Lakeview Road in Lakeside, CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said. The 27-year-old man was declared […]

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2 Killed in Roadways in First 12 Hours of Fourth of July Holiday

The California Highway Patrol on Wednesday reported that two people were killed on the streets and highways in its jurisdiction during the first 12 hours of this year’s Independence Day holiday. The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday and ended Wednesday at 6 a.m., the CHP said. During that same time period last year, […]

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Flying Couch Causes Multi-Car Crash on I-805 in Chula Vista

A couch that fell off a pickup truck caused a multi-car crash and a traffic backup on Interstate 805 in Chula Vista on Wednesday. Five cars were involved a crash that resulted from a couch flying off a Dodge Ram towing a trailer on northbound I-805 just before H Street at about 4:20 p.m., according […]

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Fatal Crash on State Route 76 involved Second Vehicle

A fiery crash that killed a man on state Route 76 in Bonsall and was originally believed to be a single-vehicle crash in fact involved another driver, officials said Tuesday. California Highway Patrol dispatchers received a call reporting a vehicle veering off Route 76 at Thoroughbred Lane just after 3:35 p.m. Monday. The vehicle erupted […]

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Driver and Passenger of Overturned Car Suffer Minor Injuries in Spring Valley

A driver and passenger suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a rollover crash in Spring Valley, authorities said. California Highway Patrol dispatchers received a report of an overturned car shortly after 7:35 a.m. in the 8600 block of Lamar Street in Spring Valley, CHP officer Tommy Doerr said. The two occupants were removed from the car, […]

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Police Search for 2 Drivers in Separate Hit-and-Run Crashes in El Cajon

Police in El Cajon were searching for hit-and-run drivers in two separate crashes early Tuesday, one of which left a pedestrian seriously hurt. The first collision happened around 5 a.m. when the driver of a silver car struck a pedestrian in the 500 block of Joey Street, near Interstate 8. The victim, whose name was […]

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BMW Driver Running Red Light Hits Bicyclist Downtown and Flees

A man riding a bicycle remained hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after he was hit by a car that fled the scene. It happened at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Pacific Highway, according to Officer John Butte with the San Diego Police Department. The driver of a BMW was southbound on Pacific […]

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Three Killed on Local Freeways Early Saturday Morning

Three people were killed in crashes on San Diego-area freeways early Saturday morning. The first crash was reported at 12:36 a.m. on state Route 52 at Convoy Street in the Kearny Mesa area. One person died, but no details were immediately available. At 4:21 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers responded to a crash on northbound […]

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Teenage Bicyclist Injured in Collision with Car

A 16-year-old bicyclist suffered minor injuries Monday when a car veered off a North County road and struck her, authorities reported. The driver of the southbound 2011 Lexus sedan lost control in the 3700 block of College Boulevard in Carlsbad about 11 a.m. when he was stricken by some sort of medical emergency, according to […]

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Bicyclist Injured During Early Morning Accident in Downtown San Diego

A bicyclist riding in downtown San Diego sustained non-life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car Wednesday. The crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and A Street, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said. The bicyclist was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not expected […]

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Juvenile Bicyclist Injured in Bay Terraces Crash

A juvenile bicyclist suffered a serious leg injury Monday morning in a collision with a vehicle in San Diego’s Bay Terraces neighborhood, police said. The crash happened just before 7:20 a.m. in the 6900 block of Alsacia Street, just off South Woodman Street north of state Route 54, San Diego police public-affairs Officer Billy Hernandez […]

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La Mesa Crash Leaves Pedestrian With Life-Threatening Injuries

An early-morning pedestrian crash in La Mesa left a man fighting for his life Saturday, police said. Just after 1:45 a.m., dispatchers were told a man had been struck by an SUV at the intersection of Fletcher Parkway and Baltimore Drive, according to La Mesa Police Lt. Vince Brown. The man, believed to be in […]

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Injured Hit-Run Victim Found Hours After Being Struck

An injured woman was found lying on a roadside embankment near the Otay River Friday, hours after being hit by a hit-and-run vehicle. A passerby spotted the woman in the 300 block of Hollister Street in the Palm City district of southern San Diego about 7 a.m., according to SDPD public affairs Officer Joshua Hodge. […]

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San Diego paying out $1.7M for Segway injury on La Jolla street

A woman who suffered a shattered pelvis in a Segway crash on a La Jolla street three years ago will receive $1.7 million from San Diego under the terms of a negotiated settlement. The settlement, which the City Council is scheduled to approve on Tuesday, includes $1.5 million for Regina Capobianco and $200,000 for her husband, Christopher Capobianco, because her injuries damaged their marriage.

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Woman Struck by SUV in Normal Heights, Gravely Injured

An SUV struck and gravely injured a woman in a Normal Heights intersection Wednesday afternoon, authorities reported. The 59-year-old pedestrian was crossing Adams Avenue at Cherokee Avenue when the 2009 Ford Escape struck her at about 2:15 p.m., according to San Diego police. Medics took the woman to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest for treatment […]

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Is San Diego Ready for California's Climate Protection Act?

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State planning officials have been working to change the way traffic impacts are analyzed, from level of service (LOS), a car centric measurement, to vehicle miles traveled (VMT), a multi-modal measurement, pursuant to the recently passed Senate Bill 743.  

But is our San Diego region traffic planning world and local jurisdictions really ready to implement the change? It appears the answer is “no” for the most part, but they should be. With the adoption of SB 743, known as the “Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act,” the legislative intent is clear… “to encourage land use and transportation planning decisions and investments that reduce vehicle miles traveled and contribute to the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions...” The connection between vehicles miles traveled and the reduction of greenhouse gases is important to California where the main source of greenhouse gas emissions is from vehicles  

In order to achieve our climate action goals, we must drive less, which means we need to carefully locate development so that driving is not the primary mode of transportation. New development needs to be located near transit, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities. There is no better way to consider location than tracking how far people must travel to and from said location, in other words, tracking VMT.  

Here is why it is important for jurisdictions—rural and urban—to adopt the new VMT standards:

  1. First and foremost, because it will be the law of the land.
  2. Second, to start highlighting—with meaningful data—the locational concerns of proposed projects.
  3. Third, to extract multi-modal mitigation (actual physical improvements) from project developers.

This last one is important. With VMT measured impacts we can start to build actual multi-modal mitigation projects—improved bike lanes, sidewalks, and connections to transit—as a result of new development impacts. Currently, impacts to LOS only require development projects to fix or improve roads to mitigate for traffic conflicts. This shift is a very real opportunity to fund multi-modal improvements by those who are doing the developing. Mitigation where it matters! To build better sidewalks, connections to transit, and bicycle facilities. This is especially important for the City of San Diego which has just completed several Community Plan Updates and is embarking on several more. These documents are laying out future development and how those future impacts are being mitigated for . . . do we want to think in terms of mitigation for cars and delays on the roads (e.g. wider roads) or for land uses that reduce the need for those same cars on the roads?

While the state planning officials have not yet published final VMT implementation guidance, the expectation is that these guidelines are forthcoming in January of 2017. There have already been two Draft guidance documents released by OPR. The state is close. The cities of Oakland, San Francisco, and Pasadena have had the foresight and determination to adopt VMT metrics. We look forward to our local jurisdictions approaching this new requirement with the same vigor and eagerness. Let’s get going San Diego!   


Foto Friday: If you build bicycle infrastructure, they will like it

It's been a while since we posted anything under the "Foto Friday" category, but some of you miss it so hopefully this will be back in regular rotation again.

From the People for Bikes blog, good news about the Calgary bike lane network - which isn't too dissimilar from what's being proposed as part of the Plan de Movilidad del Centro here in San Diego.

The city of Calgary, "piloted a connected downtown network of low-stress bike routes all at once."

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Calgary’s quick-build protected bike lane network doubled bike counts in three months - PFB

the results have been large and almost immediate. Weekday bike counts on the affected corridors soared 95 percent in September 2015, three months after the network opened, compared to the year before. The proportion of those riders who were female jumped from 20 percent to 27 percent, and younger people are reportedly riding downtown more, too.

They say, women are an indicator species for a bicycle friendly city and so Calgary seems to be moving along to becoming a bicycle friendly city.

And to think that the bike network almost didn't come to fruition:

Despite a very close city council vote to create the network, once the public saw it in action, 64 percent decided they approve.

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Image via People for Bikes

And on this cold and somewhat rainy day here in San Diego, perhaps we can appreciate the woman in the photo above riding on Calgary's (still new) protected bike lane network and imagine how neat it would be if we could get that here too.


Study: Cost of driving a car is six times higher that riding a bicycle

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Screenshot from Lund University

The cost of driving a vehicle is six times higher than the cost of riding a bicycle – that's the conclusion of a March 2015 meta-analysis. Coupled with the fact that most American highways are financial losers, we should be looking for alternatives to the personal automobile, especially for personal transportation.

While there have been many U.S. studies focusing on the financial benefits of bicycling versus driving, many of those studies have focused on vehicle operating costs. The March 2015 meta-analysis titled “Transport transitions in Copenhagen: Comparing the cost of cars and bicycles”, by Stefan Gössling and Andy S. Choi, focused on how Copenhagen is prioritizing the bicycle as a transportation mode. The study looked at how Copenhagen is planning to boost funding for bicycle infrastructure all while making quantified goals to reduce serious injury rates and expanding their bicycle infrastructure network.

In San Diego, in casual conversation with a cycling sympathetic audience, time and personal discomfort (being sweaty) is often listed as a reason for why cycling will not be able to compete with the personal automobile as a travel mode. Gössling and Choi includes those San Diego concerns and analyzed it alongside other societal costs that arise from investments made to promote driving versus bicycling.

The study looked at vehicle operating costs, time cost, accident cost, cost of air pollution, climate change, noise, congestion, road deterioration, life expectancy, perceived safety, and branding and tourism and concluded that driving a vehicle cost six times more that riding a bicycle.

Danish policy makers were quoted as being “particularly keen to increase the share of cyclists, as this transport mode incurs a wide range of benefits compared to vehicles with internal combustion engines, such as comparably high speeds, minimum area requirements both with regard to tracks and parking, as well as no pollution, fewer accidents, and considerable health benefits.”

The authors of the study do acknowledge that the Danish approach does have limitations in that some aspects of a cost benefit analysis cannot put a financial cost to discomfort or the effects of injuries or death such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. But the authors do state that such a cost benefit analysis “can be a useful methodology to investigate advantages and disadvantages of bicycle projects, which are essential to foster bicycle cultures, i.e., lasting and significant changes in transport cultures.” Thus this approach can be important in making an economic justification in making investments to supporting and increasing cycling. All of this is part of Denmark's capital city to become world's best city for cyclists’ along with becoming a “leading ‘eco-metropolis’”.

With Euro 33.61 million invested to improve cycling in the city in 2013 alone, Copenhagen is well on their way to making that vision a reality.

 

Thank you to BikeSD member Julie G. for sending in this study!


Florida DOT Study Reconfirms Ian Walker's Conclusions

In Traffic, Tom Vanderbilt detailed the study performed by U.K. based researcher, Ian Walker, on passing distance and driving behavior around cyclists based on gender. On his blog, Vanderbilt summarized the study,

To briefly summarize, in his study (published as “Drivers overtaking bicyclists: Objective data on the effects of riding position, helmet use, vehicle type and apparent gender,” in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention), Walker outfitted a bike with a device that measured the distance of passing cars. He found, among other things, that drivers tended to pass more closely when he was wearing a helmet than when not (he was struck by vehicles twice, both while wearing a helmet).

This was a surprising, somewhat controversial finding that generated a lot of news coverage. To my mind, Walker’s findings were more interesting for what they said about interpersonal psychology on the road than safety itself; mostly because I felt, and Walker seems to agree, that the primary question of bicycle safety had less to do with the helmet than other factors.

In a Florida DOT commissioned study [pdf] published last month, researchers reached a very similar conclusion. Although the study didn't specifically address helmet usage, the researchers found that their data was consistent with Walker's conclusions when it came to how closely drivers passed bicyclists based on the bicyclist's gender and attire. The study found that on average, drivers passed cyclists more closely when cyclists were dressed in "bicycle attire" and if the cyclist was male. The study was unable to determine the reasons on this passing behavior and the authors of the study speculated that, "it [was] possible that motorists perceived less risk passing riders who were in [a] bicycle outfit."

I suppose effective measures that can be made as a result of the Florida study would be to encourage cyclists to ride in casual clothing rather than bicycle-specific attire. As for the conclusion on passing distance based on the cyclist's gender, perhaps it is for the best given that men typically outnumber women on the roads.