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Pedestrian Struck, Killed in California

Tina Robinson3 years ago

As reported by KTVU News, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a minivan early Wednesday morning in Alameda, California. The 64-year-old woman’s identity has not been released.

Details of the Pedestrian Accident

Police reports say the accident occurred around 4:52 a.m. Wednesday at the 2200 block of Otis Drive in Alameda. The victim was attempting to cross the street in an area without a crosswalk when a minivan carrying two men struck and killed the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the minivan stopped and is cooperating with police. 

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Approximately 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2011. An additional 69,000 were injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA also provides the following safety tips for drivers and pedestrians.

  • Pedestrians should cross streets at crosswalks whenever possible. If no crosswalk is available, locate a well lit area to cross and wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to safely cross the street.
  • Avoid freeways, restricted-access highways and other pedestrian-prohibited roadways.
  • Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective materials at night to increase visibility.
  • Drivers should be especially mindful of pedestrians in hard-to-see conditions such as at night.
  • Drivers should slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or entering into a crosswalk. 


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