According to an article in the
Journal of Preventive Medicine
, the construction industry had the highest number of
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
in the United States, and the forestry and fishing industries had the highest rates of TBI's. The study states that although TBI's are a leading cause of death in the U.S., there has been no systematic study correlating TBI's and the workplace. The report concluded that construction, transportation, and agriculture/forestry/fishing are amo ...
The statistics I just posted about pedestrian deaths rang a little bit truer as I ran across an article in today's paper about a
in Kearney Mesa due to a drunken driver. A
71 year old man was struck and killed
on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. when an intoxicated driver smashed into him. The driver was found in a smashed and parked vehicle about 200 yards away from where the dead mans body lay. The driver was found sitting outside his car,
Susan Ely lived alone in a small apartment. Last Friday she was walking south on Tierrasanta Boulevard near Tambor Road when she was struck and killed by a 2001 Chrysler sedan. San Diego Police report that Ely was 66, and that the accident occurred about 8:45 a.m. Alcohol was not believed to be a
factor in the accident
. The driver of the vehicle stopped after Ely was struck, and was cooperating with Police.
As reported in the Union Tribune, a 26 year old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a
hit and run driver
early Saturday morning. The accident took place in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. The injured pedestrian was crossing Grand Avenue southbound at Cass Street about 12:30 A.M. The pedestrian was crossing against a red light. He was about 3/4's of the way across the street when a black pickup started into the intersection on a green ...
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by a Car in Balboa Park
wearing ear plugs
was struck and killed by a vehicle in Balboa Park, Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred on Pershing Drive near Florida Drive. The man who was killed appeared to walk into the driver's path. Police reported that the victim was on the shoulder of Pershing near Florida Drive, when the man looked into traffic, and then continued to walk into traffic. The man continued to walk into traffic after one car swerv ...
A 65 year old man was found lying on Alvarado Road around Midnight on Saturday, and is believed to be the
victim of a hit and run driver
. The man was suffering from head injuries and a broken leg, according to the
San Diego Union Tribune
As Police were investigating the situation, a women showed up and stated that she may have
hit something while driving
. The woman was later taken into custody and charged with a crime. She was ...
Hit and Run Crash leaves Pedestrian with Broken Skull
Here's a little twist on the typical crash story:
A 22 year old female pedestrian was injured in the Torrey Pines area Sunday night after she was hit by a bike rider who did not stop. That's right:
a hit and run bike accident!
The woman was walking her dog at 9:00 p.m. on Carmel Valley Road when she was struck from behind and knocked to the ground, according to San Diego Police detective Dan Wall.
News 8 San Diego
reports that the victim suffered a double
. The bicyclist ran ...
A man jogging on Telegraph Canyon Road in Chula Vista
was hit and injured when a vehicle veered off the roadway and struck him. The 35 year old man was hospitalized with head and facial injuries, and possible broken bones. The accident took place on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. The victim was apparently running on the sidewalk when the vehicle veered off Telegraph Canyon road and hit him. The police do not suspect that alcohol was involved, and are investigating the cause of the crash.
Pedestrian Safety tips to avoid becoming a statistic
Earlier, I posted some facts about pedestrian accidents involving death or injury. Some basic safety tips can greatly reduce the possibility of being an injury victim from a traffic collision while being a pedestrian. Here are some helpful tips to avoid death or injury while a pedestrian:
It is a pretty basic tip to cross a street on intersection in a cross walk
. However, be very careful where drivers are turnin ...