FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Angeli Calinog, Policy Manager
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Press Release: Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Logan Heights
2nd Hit-and-Run in Five Days
SAN DIEGO (November 24, 2020) – A driver killed an unknown-aged male pedestrian in a hit-and-run on the evening of November 23, 2020 on Imperial Avenue in the Logan Heights neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, a silver or gray two door sedan struck the pedestrian and continued eastbound on Imperial Avenue. The driver has not been located and anyone with information related to the crash is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
Circulate San Diego posted a sign at the location of the crash both to acknowledge the tragedy, and to draw attention to how crashes are preventable. Photos of the poster are attached to this release.
"This is the second hit-and-run in the last five days,” said Angeli Calinog, Policy Manager for Circulate San Diego. “Crashes are preventable and the City must prioritize safe streets for all to prevent more death and serious injury.”
Circulate San Diego currently leads Crash Not Accident and Vision Zero campaigns, which are both efforts to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on San Diego streets.
In partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety, Crash Not Accident educates San Diegans about our role in preventing traffic deaths and serious injuries by acknowledging that crashes are not merely “accidents,” but are the result of human error and systemic decisions. For more information, visit http://www.circulatesd.org/crashnotaccident.
Vision Zero is an international movement to end traffic deaths and serious injuries through careful driving, safe street design, and other safety principles. The City of San Diego committed to Vision Zero and ending all traffic fatalities within 10 years, beginning in 2015. In 2019, 44 residents of the City of San Diego lost their lives unnecessarily due to traffic crashes. For more information, visit http://www.circulatesd.org/visionzero.
Traffic crashes are preventable. We can all do more to save lives so that San Diegans can walk, bike, roll, or drive without risking life or limb.
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. We lead a coalition of more than 25 local organizations to support Vision Zero throughout the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.circulatesd.org.