FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]
Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in Mission Valley East
SAN DIEGO (January 25, 2021) – A 62-year-old male pedestrian was seriously injured after a driver struck him in an intersection while proceeding westbound as he was crossing southbound on January 20, 2021 in the Mission Valley East neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, the pedestrian was transported to the hospital with a broken left femur and major head trauma. His injuries are life threatening.
"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. We are pleased to see that the San Diego City Council prioritized safe streets improvements in their budget priorities, as budget funding for Vision Zero can save lives.”
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.