FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Angeli Calinog, Policy Manager
(619) 504-0612 | [email protected]
Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Birdland
SAN DIEGO (November 23, 2020) – A driver killed a 61-year-old pedestrian in a hit-and-run on the evening of November 19, 2020 in the Birdland neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, an unknown vehicle hit the pedestrian and continued southbound on Health Center Dr. 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.
"No person should lose their life due to traffic crashes while walking in San Diego," said Angeli Calinog, Policy Manager for Circulate San Diego. “The driver must be found and held accountable for their actions.”
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.