FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN DIEGO (April 30, 2019) – A 26-year-old woman crossing the street in Barrio Logan was struck and seriously injured early Tuesday morning. At 12:16 am the pedestrian was hit by a driver while crossing Harbor Drive. She suffered a fractured pelvis, according to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.
“Drivers must be vigilant for other road users,” said Maya Rosas, Director of Policy for Circulate San Diego. “The cost of stepping out onto the street at the wrong moment shouldn’t be a life-changing serious injury.”
Circulate San Diego and a diverse coalition of 20 organizations have promoted a campaign for the last two 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 0 cities across the U.S. have adopted a Vision Zero goal.
No loss of life is acceptable and this collision shows that more work is needed through increased investment in safe street infrastructure.
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.