FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Maya Rosas
Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run in Sherman Heights
SAN DIEGO (January 21, 2020) – A driver killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run early on Sunday morning. The victim was dragged for about 100 feet by the driver on the 1800 block of Market Street in Sherman Heights. The driver has not been located and police are looking for a silver GMC Envoy SUV.
"No person should lose their life due to traffic violence while walking in San Diego," said Maya Rosas, Policy Director for Circulate San Diego. “The driver must be found and held accountable for his actions.”
Circulate San Diego and a diverse coalition of 20 organizations have promoted a campaign for the last five years called Vision Zero, with the goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in San Diego by 2025. Mayor Faulconer and the San Diego City Council adopted a 10-year Vision Zero strategy in 2015.
The concept behind Vision Zero is that traffic deaths are preventable – through safe street design, education, and enforcement. The program has been successful in other U.S. and European cities. To date, over 20 cities across the U.S. have adopted a Vision Zero goal.
No loss of life is acceptable and this death shows that more work is needed to reach Vision Zero.
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. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.