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Pedestrian Hit and Killed in National City

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

One person was killed in an accident that happened in National City.

Details about the Fatal Accident

CBS 8 News is reporting that a woman was walking along Interstate 5 in National City when she was fatally hit by a vehicle on Monday.

According to authorities, an older model Honda Accord crashed into the pedestrian on the northbound side of the freeway, near the exit for Division Street at about 4:15 a.m. The California Highway Patrol further stated that the driver of the Honda pulled over after the accident and called for help.

Due to the accident, the California Highway Patrol had to close three of the northbound lanes in the area and the onramp from Eighth Street, according to authorities. At this time, it is not known why the woman was on the interstate, and it does not seem likely that the driver of the Honda will face any charges since they did stop to render aid.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were another 150,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in traffic accidents than occupants of motor vehicles. 


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