FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]
Press Release: Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Del Mar Heights
SAN DIEGO (May 5, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a driver on April 9, 2021 in the Del Mar Heights neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 2:00 p.m., a man in his 70s was crossing Del Mar Heights Road when he was struck and killed by a driver. The driver then fled the scene.
After the crash, witnesses followed the driver, who pulled over several blocks away. Witnesses convinced the driver to return to the scene. The driver was then arrested.
"No one should fear for their lives while walking in San Diego,” said Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel for Circulate San Diego. “We must do more to encourage drivers to see traffic crashes as preventable and to choose to drive safely.”
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. 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.