New data reveals there has been 35 percent spike in the number of pedestrian deaths in San Diego over the past year. Pedestrian deaths increased countywide
According to an annual report released last week by the San Diego County Medical Examiner. In 2014, 88 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents, the most since 1994 and up from 64 in 2013. The report reveals that motor vehicle-related deaths made up 291 cases in 2014, up 18 percent from the previous year. Other vehicle-related deaths in the report included 70 drivers, 57 motorcyclists, 34 vehicle passengers and 10 bicyclists.
Data from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office also shows a surge in hit and run accidents impacting pedestrians. In just five years, 57 bikers and pedestrians have been killed in the county by hit and run drivers. And in 2014 alone, “eleven pedestrians were fatally struck by drivers who fled the scene,” Hit and run deaths
In fact, between the years of 2008 and 2012, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that more than 17,000 hit and run accidents occurred in San Diego County – with 7,000 people suffering serious injuries and 60 dying. A deadly year of hit and runs.
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