FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two Pedestrian Struck by Car in Chollas View
SAN DIEGO (November 5, 2019) – Two pedestrians were hit by a driver who failed to yield while they were crossing the street in a high visibility crosswalk with flashing lights. At around 8:00pm, a group of pedestrians were crossing 47th Street when a driver of a Cadillac CTS drove through the crosswalk, seriously injuring two people. The collision is detailed in the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.
"Drivers have the power to save lives and prevent needless serious injuries," said Maya Rosas, Policy Director for Circulate San Diego. “People crossing the street don’t have airbags to protect themselves.”
Circulate San Diego and a diverse coalition of 20 organizations have promoted a campaign for the last four 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 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.