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1 Pedestrian Dead, 1 Injured After Car Runs Red Light at Mira Mesa Intersection


A woman was killed a man was hospitalized after a car ran a red light at a busy intersection in Mira Mesa early Thursday.

Details of the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

According to FOX 5 San Diego, the victims, a 59-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man, were walking in the crosswalk at the intersection of Mira Mesa Boulevard and Marbury Avenue when they were struck by an eastbound Honda.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while the man suffered a broken femur and a serious head injury.

Authorities responded to the scene shortly after 6 am. The driver of the Honda, a 26-year-old man, remained at the scene.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the Unites States in 2013. This averages to one death every 2 hours.
  • An additional 150,000 people were injured in traffic accidents in 2013.
  • The majority of pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas at non-intersection locations at night.
  • On average, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed each trip than occupants of passenger vehicles.

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