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LA Pedestrian Fatally Struck while Walking Grandchildren to School

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

Parents at a Los Angeles grammar school are calling on the school district to make more crossing guards available following a fatal accident near Yorkdale Elementary Friday that has left one pedestrian dead.

About the Fatal Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident

According to NBC, 52-year-old Guadalupe Chavez was walking her three grandchildren to school with their mother Lilliana Chavez when an SUV plowed into the group of pedestrians after running a stop sign.

Guadalupe Chavez and her 10-year-old granddaughter, Marina Carrillo, were both hospitalized at LAC+USC Medical Center. Ms. Chavez died of her injuries two days later – Marina remains in critical condition.

The driver of the SUV, Seymour Saunders, 87, claims his foot got stuck on the gas pedal and he was unable to stop, according to neighbors. Authorities are investigating the accident.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4,280 pedestrians were killed in 2010. This is equivalent to one pedestrian death every 2 hours.
  • An additional 70,000 pedestrians were injured, or one every 8 minutes.
  • The CDC notes that elderly pedestrians (65 or older) account for nearly 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths and make up roughly 11 percent of all pedestrian injuries.
  • Children between also were at a high risk. Nearly one in every five children between 5 and 9 killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians.
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